When parents lose a child, it can be hard to know what to say. Sometimes it feels easier to say nothing for fear of getting it wrong.

You may think it is better to keep a distance as you feel awkward, but the family may need you. If you do not know what to say, why not do something instead?

You could pop a meal outside the door or send a card or something thoughtful. If you see them, smile and say hello. Simple things can mean so much to a bereaved family. 

We have prepared a video below to give you some more ideas. 

What to say to a parent that has lost a child