WAYS TO SUPPORT GRIEVING PARENTS
Whether you are a close family member or an acquaintance, it can be difficult to know what to do for a grieving parent. Often we want to provide support and show that we care, but we are afraid we will say or do the wrong thing. After all, the last thing we want to do is to create more pain.
Grieving parents need a support system to
help them work through the grief process.
The resources we have selected offer a wide range of guidance, from suggestions on what to write in a sympathy card to how you can provide long-term support during the grieving process.
Learning more about each topic will
bring you the confidence
you need to
support those you love.
Sympathy and Condolence Advice
How to write a sympathy note, share condolences, comfort and support the bereaved.
Best Examples of Condolences
75 sympathy message examples.
What to Say When Someone Dies
The best advice for what to say after a loss.
What to Say and What Not to Say
Knowing what not to say is just as important as knowing what to say.
Make a Memorial Donation
Giving to charity is a meaningful way to honor someone who has died.
What is a Wake
A wake provides bereaved family and friends an opportunity to gather in a more relaxed way.
Tips and Advice for Pallbearers
Serving as a pallbearer is a serious job, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming.
Jewish Funeral Service Rituals
Funeral customs can vary since there are many subsets of the religion.
10 Holiday Gifts for Grievers
If you're shopping for holiday gifts, the usually gifts may not seem quite right.
Visit Resources for Grieving Parents