What You Can Do to Help Your Children through This Difficult Time

    It is crucial that you take care of your own needs. You need strength to help your child cope with his or her loss, and your won't have this strength without a support system of your own. Children react to what they see you do. Locate a support group, a counsellor, a member of the clergy, or anyone who can be there just for you. For additional help, look for appropriate books in your library or book stores.


Above all, remember that you cannot give away what you yourself do not possess. A great example of this is the instructions given prior to airplane travel: In the event of air loss, always apply your own oxygen mask first, then attend to your children. You cannot help them breathe if you yourself are oxygen deprived. Seek your comfort and strength so that you have it to give to your children.