Don’t ask how you can help
Asking “How can I help” is basically giving the parent a task. They don’t really know what they need. If you want to do something, then help however you’d like. The meals, cards texts and gifts are comforting, but there’s actually nothing you can do to “help.” Grieving is just one of those things they have to do on their own. Being accepting, patient and non-judgemental of their grief is the greatest help of all, Clark said.