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What NOT to say to a grieving child and their family

Published by Caroline, 7 Dec 2021

It’s sometimes hard to know what to say to someone who is bereaved. 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:

? 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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Please also take a look at our blog that might give you a few ideas of how you can be confident in your support too.
How to help your bereaved friends/family this Christmas

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