From helpless to helpful: Parents can assist their grieving kids

Do

Don’t

Do

Do give kids permission to grieve

Do be curious and act with care

Do provide honest answers

Do separate your grief from theirs

Do recognize the gift of grief

Don’t

Do not forget that grief is individual

Do not compare death to sleep

Do not expect kids to fulfill the empty role of parent

Do not overlook the need to normalize reactions

Do not underestimate the power of group support

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