Parenting through grief
Grieving is hard enough. Parenting while grieving can feel insurmountable.
One of the hardest things that grieving parents have to do is assist their child through their grief process while also taking care of themselves.
So, one of the things that we often recommend to parents is really paying close attention to their own self-care, their own, their own s- the support that they need in order to get through that process. It’s almost like when you’re on an airplane, and they tell you to put your own oxygen mask on first. That’s really what parents need to do, because we know that the more support that parents have, and the better they feel, and the more they're able to cope with the loss, the better their child will do, over time.
Here is what grieving parents shared about what it is like for them to parent through grief.