When Mom or Dad dies, children grieve deeply, but we can show our care and love for them by encouraging them to share their feelings of sorrow and loss. We can give them the time and space they need to adjust and listen to, if not answer, their questions. We can let them know that they can heal and live a happy, full life of faith, hope, and love, the kind of life their Mom or Dad want for them. We can listen to their hurt and respond in a loving and supportive way.
By Daniel Grippo. Illustrated by R.W. Alley.