What not to say to a grieving child and their family
This week is Children’s Grief Awareness Week UK – which puts a focus on children across the country taking on this very grown-up emotion.
It’s sometimes hard to know what to say, you don’t want to say nothing but you also don’t want to say the wrong thing or cause any upset.
Here are a few tips on what NOT to say to a child or their family if they are bereaved – all have been said to the families we support.
🚫 Are you looking forward to Christmas?
🚫 At least he/ she lived for xxx number of weeks/months/years
🚫 He/ she is in a better place
🚫 There is a reason for everything
🚫 It has been a year, aren’t you over it yet?
🚫 You are young enough you can still have another child
🚫 God wanted a special angel
🚫 I know how you feel
🚫 They did what she came here to do and it was time to go
🚫 Be strong
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