During Children's Grief Awareness Month this November, we're raising awareness of how grief impacts children and families, and what we can do to support them. You can help by sharing these messages to your social media, exploring these events and activities, and learning more about the movement to #UnderstandGrief.
Flip the Script
No matter how familiar you are with grief, it’s still hard to know what to say when a death occurs. It’s human nature to fall back on clichés and platitudes we’re used to hearing. If you’ve ever found yourself relying on automatic responses, you’re not alone.
Most of the time these sentiments come from good intentions and a desire to comfort. That said, there are some common responses that often miss the mark with grieving children and families.