My 11 year old daughter came home from school this week announcing that one of her classmates had passed away. I'm wondering, how do you deal with a child losing a classmate?
Wow. That's a tough one. I don't even know! I would ask how she's feeling about it. Maybe tell her it's ok to be sad or scared or whatever it is she's feeling. That's so terrible. I'm sorry.
I agree with Candy. Just let her know you are there if you want to talk. The school counselor should also be available. Sad news — sorry!
Oh that is really sad. Do you know how she died? Was it sudden or was she sick? I would think the school would have counselors in place for that. Do they?
Sorry to hear that. I would also just suggest talking about her feelings, letting her know that she can talk to you and it is okay to be sad.