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Learn some do's and don'ts of how to walk with the grieving from a teenager's point of view.

Key Points:

  • People can say some really insensitive things when trying to comfort the grieving.
  • The grieving person often feels uncomfortable because people treat them differently and walk around on egg shells around them.
  • Don’t feel sorry for a person who is grieving. The better thing to do is to share memories that you may have of the deceased person or ask the grieving person to share about who they lost.
  • Giving a hug and just letting the grieving know you are there for them is well and good enough.

Quote This: 

It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, and a day to love them, but it takes an entire lifetime to forget them.-Anonymous

See Also: Grief

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Have you lost anyone close to you? Explain. What do you miss the most about them?
  3. What are some other examples of insensitive things people said to you that weren’t helpful?
  4. What do you wish people would have done or said?
  5. How have/will you help a friend who experiences loss?
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.