Being unemployed impacts your family, too…. in my experience, it’s always a good idea to share what you can (in an age-appropriate way, of course) with kids.

Employment Counselling with Kelly Mitchell

So if you are reading this, it is likely that a friend, a relative or one of your parents has pointed this out to you. Do them, but mostly yourself, a favour and read the whole thing.

Having an unemployed parent can be extremely frustrating, scary and often embarrassing. It’s really stressful for you as well as your parent(s) and you’re in a pretty uncomfortable place caught in the middle of having to deal with that on top of just trying to grow up yourself. I mean you’re getting pressure to pick a career yourself at school, get good grades, then there’s the changes your body and mind are going through, dealing with peer pressure, testing your boundaries to see what you can get away with, and in short you are transitioning from a child to an adult. Then with all that going on, one or both of your parents…

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