Today is a day for some to mourn. People mourn in different ways and remembering that we are not all alike is key to the success of how we manage situations. For our kids there are constant reminders of their loss, you can’t stop all of their pain, but you can accept that it is real. You can’t make them forget their grief and loss, but you can have empathy for how they feel. I know that we want to fix it, seeing their pain is difficult, but even time isn’t going to fully take it all away. They will get better…they will heal enough to live their dreams and become the person they were meant to be, but they can’t do it without your ability to see it and find a place of understanding.
Remember to look after yourself and know it is OK to be sad too.
For help on grief and loss contact https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/bereavement/experiences-of-grief/