How can I help after a death in the family?
October 18, 2012 5:22 PM Subscribe
The mother of the family I work for just passed away after a long illness. What can I do to help?
posted by nonasuch to human relations (9 answers total)
I babysit for a local family in the afternoons. Their mother has just passed away. The kids are 9 and 12, and knew this was coming. I've only been working for them since the start of the school year, so while the kids like me I'm not exactly a close confidante yet. What can I do to support the kids and their dad in the weeks to come? They have a lot of family and friends who've been helping out, but if there's anything I can do I want to know about it.
(Complicating matters: I have already made plans to be out of town this weekend, which might mean I miss the funeral.)