1.) Get the facts straight and make sure you have all the necessary info.
2.) Take a moment to breathe and process the changes.
3.) Make it clear in your own mind what the next steps are.
4.) Clearly communicate the facts, steps and expectations to all the changes.
5.) Allow children to 'feel their feelings' without judgement, criticism or sarcasm.
6.) Try your best and if it ends up being a challenging day regardless of your efforts, use some positive self-talk, shake it off and know you tried your best in a very tricky situation.
It's likely next time will be better.
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