When you see your children go through a rough patch in their life, it breaks your heart. Your instinct is to jump in and handle the situation for them. The problem with doing that is that they don't learn to manage their life for themselves. It's okay for them to deal with situations on their own and it's okay for you to console them, but it's better for them to learn that life isn't easy as children rather than become an adult that runs to mommy and daddy every time life challenges them. These times are also good for teaching them to pray and to rely on God and His power to overcome evil and adversity. Children are very pliable and if you teach them at an early age that God is their source, it could help them stay free from the bondage of hurt and emotional distress. Imagine how your life would be now if you had learned to rely on Jesus in your youth. Jesus loves the children and He is merciful to them, help them to understand that.
but Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 19:14