A heartfelt article by Michelle Deville deals with how she as a parent is trying to help her daughter after the sudden death of her daughter’s teenage friend.
Michelle writes how this mirror her own experience in high school when her friend died in a car accident. Michelle offers solid advice such as
Don’t ever invalidate the teenager! They do not want to hear things like “you will feel better tomorrow” or “you have been grieving for a week, time to move on”. Kids need to feel safe and secure to grieve in whatever way feels right to them.
This is especially true when teens have a strong reaction to the death of someone they may not have been close to. Adults may be confused as to why they were so deeply affected by someone they didn’t know. Read Michelle’s full post.