Helping Friends in Times of Sorrow

When those around us struggle with huge burdens: death, loss, stress, divorce, What can we do? Nancy and Tricia discuss from personal experience how to help our friends.

Here are a few tips:

  • Listen more/talk less
  • Don’t try and tell them you have been through it unless you have
  • If they seek your help and advice, be careful unless you are a therapist
  • Find concrete things you can do to alleviate stress (dishes, laundry, picking up kids)
  • Don’t ask what you can do, tell them what you are going to do
  • When all else Fails, Chocolate is a good option

Listen to our podcast on Dealing with Death.

Talking about Death with Children

Laura Wellington, creator of the Wumblers, discusses how to talk to children about death and how she turned tragedy into triumph. Laura’s story of personal tragedy and how she helped her children through the experience will give you insight into how you might deal with a similar situation.  Being prepared to know how to talk with your children (even though we hope you never have to) can ease the burden you might face. Also, learn how Laura’s creation, the Wumblers, is helping teach values to children!