There are wonderful ways to help talk about big challenges with children. Often big challenges create so much stress that it can overtake and overwhelm us, whether it is happening directly to us or to someone we love. Children pickup on our stress and it's important to remember they need help processing what is happening, too.
Legal trouble has many layers, no matter what the issue is. There are many places who provide legal assistance to help you, often with free and reduced cost services.
The incarceration of a loved one can be very overwhelming for both children and caregivers. It can bring about big changes and transitions. In simple everyday ways, you can comfort your child and guide them through these tough moments. With your love and support, children can get through anything that comes their way. This message is from the SesameWorkshop and they have created videos to help explain difficult topics.
Here is a video about incarceration made for children to help your child understand some of the changes they may be going through.
Research-based resources are available to help you and your family with questions about legal issues and many other difficult topics.