Students deal with all kinds of tragedies – death of a loved one, suicide, parent’s divorce, and shootings. While these are more obvious ones, there are also less obvious minor tragedies like break-ups, failing grades, not getting the car they want, and more. Although these things may seem trivial to an adult, all of these are a big deal to a student so they should be taken seriously.
When a student is going through trying times like losing a loved one, one of the best things that you can offer them is to be there all the time. Make your presence known and let them feel that you sincerely care. Allow them to share what they are feeling. The most important thing that we can do is to have a solid foundation of relationship. You don’t need to have the right thing to say but showing that you care for the person is universal to any situation.
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