Should I tell my children their late father had an affair?

The big question you have to ask is, what do you hope to achieve by telling them? There are other people you can talk to, says Annalisa Barbieri After a long marriage, my husband passed away suddenly some time ago. What my children dont know is that, when they were growing up, a crisis occurred in our marriage following his disclosure that he was in a long-distance relationship with a woman he had met at a conference. This led to a long, difficult period in our lives as he could not make a decision to leave either relationship, saying that he cared for and loved two women and felt he needed both in his life. I could not extricate myself …

‘Mom, is it bad to be brown and Jewish?’: how to talk to your children about race

Since Trumps rise to power, writer Mira Jacob has faced increasingly difficult questions from her young son It started with Michael Jackson. It was 2014, and Mira Jacobs six-year-old son Z had moved on from being obsessed with Freddie Mercury (He demanded fake moustaches for a solid year), to being obsessed with Jackson. He knew all the moves and was never without a fedora. So my husband and I, thinking we were geniuses, got him all the albums, Jacob explains. The problem is, when you give a mixed-race kid albums from the trajectory of Michael Jacksons career, he gets really puzzled. And so the questions started: What colour was Jackson? How did he turn white? Why did he want to …