No matter how hard it is to tell your child that you’re struggling with something they’re dealing with, if you can find the words to explain your feelings, you should always let them know.
Although children often have to adjust to their circumstances, it’s often more difficult for them to comprehend why the support from a parent/s isn’t there. I know I was that child. When something doesn’t happen and it’s explained to us, we cope much better just by the nature of having an explanation.
As long as parents say why they can’t deal with something and talk to their children, children will usually understand. They understand less when things aren’t being addressed or talked about.
Parents need to hear how children feel and for us to find the words to explain and find a resolve to help them with their issues. It’s what a parent should do. We must find the words.