Some things are easy to ask advice about. When your kids are young and they hit, bite or throw a tantrum you can post on Facebook to get ideas on what to do. Johnny keeps blowing raspberries while you are feeding him his baby food? Your neighbor might have some suggestions. Susie won’t keep her diaper on during nap time? The mom in your playgroup may have some experience.
Helping children with the loss of a loved one can be difficult, because you are often processing your own emotions as well. From my experience as a teacher and from my own personal experiences, I have seen some lovely ways to walk alongside children in times of loss. Below are a few guidelines to consider: