Going Through Tough Times? Look for the Lessons & the Gifts! by Gail Harris

Parenting
2 years ago
Going Through Tough Times? Look for the Lessons & the Gifts!

My 10-year-old son had been grieving. His 92-year-old grandfather died. Although it's sad, I helped him celebrate his grandfather's vibrant life. He understood, but I think he questioned his own mortality, along with that of his parents. All very age-appropriate. 

Yet there have been lessons, and gifts, too. My son said his friend, Scott, was his “servant for the day” to make him feel better, that Scott understands his sadness. The mother in me rejoiced because my son was now able to experience a more mature friendship. There are always gifts when we look for them!

start discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Lunch Box Lessons: How I Got My Kids to Pack Their Own School Lunches!

Childhood Memories (Not!): I Might Not Recall Every Moment, But I See You Right Now

Money Lessons for Kids: 10 Lies About Money to Stop Telling Your Children

Teen Dating: My 14-Year-Old Daughter Has Her First Boyfriend (and It's Not As Bad As I Imagined)

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!