Two days ago I was at my best friends house. Her kids and I are very close (known them since birth, consider them nieces and nephews). At dinner I started coughing up a storm. Two puffs of ventolin calmed it but after I was back to breathing like a normal human being, the oldest told me that it was really scary seeing me struggle.
It upset me to see him worried for me. I told him that it was a lot scarier on the outside than it felt on the inside. I don't know if it reassured him or not. He told me in response ""that's because you can't see yourself."".
Any ideas of what to say to kids who worry about an important adult in their life? What do those of you with kids tell them? The last thing in the world I want is this kid or any of the younger ones being scared or worried.