With one in seven American children suffering the loss of a loved one before age 20, this episode starts a conversation about how to support kids returning to school at a critical time in their young lives. It offers tips from teachers to help them thrive.

As a mother and as the granddaughter of educators, I knew sending my daughter to school after the loss of her father would be a pivotal moment. Her teachers and I worked to make school a supportive place where she could thrive even while she grieved. Now, they share what worked!

Originally published at The Kitchen Widow.