RE3 – Family DEMO

Learn how to respond most effectively to your offspring’s emotional reactions to bad news.

To make this most applicable to you, please answer the following questions:

  • I am a
  • I have a
  • We have a
  • Child feels the emotion of

Father & Daughter, Good Relationship-Sadness

Responses

Before choosing your response, read through all the choices, then select the best one.

  • A) Say nothing; act as if there was no sad expression.
  • B) “I am sorry, but there is nothing I could do about it.”
  • C) “I am sorry, I wish it didn’t work out this way.”
  • E) “Please don’t blame me; you mother’s out of town, the baby-sitter is sick and it is vital to my job that I be at the boss’s dinner.”
  • F) “All of us face disappointments in life; you have to learn how to get used to it.”

Your Choices