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The simplest things can ease the situation

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The simplest things can ease the situation

My father-in-law passed away suddenly. The whole family was still reeling from the loss of another family member. We gathered at the funeral home – everyone was so distraught. The small children were so unsure and upset. I asked for some paper and pens and layed on my belly on the floor – drawing. All the little ones copied me and we stayed there while the adults and teens did visitation. It relaxed the kids and it gave the parents “time.” It proved to me that the simplest things can ease the situation. I carry this knowledge into my practice. There are many ways to be supportive.