Just recently, my town experienced the loss of one of our beloved community members. He was a bus driver at our school, but for many children, he wasn’t just a bus driver.
For many years, he drove children to and from school.
He also drove on numerous field trips, and to sporting events. He was happy, he knew the children by name, and he kept them safe. Most people in town knew exactly where he lived, and he grew some of the biggest sunflowers I have ever seen.
But what about those beloved community members that our kiddos see every day?
It is up to us to lift our children up when they are sad, especially when it comes to someone they interact with in their daily life. Here are a few suggestions as to how to help: