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Old 02-09-2018, 08:41 PM
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My sister-in-law died unexpectedly in December, and left two young boys without a mommy. Not only was she a mom who was there, she homeschooled her boys. They have struggled. However, my brother didn't live the life - her death has been super hard!

Here's what I have done as an aunt (I am super close to my nephews):

1. Answer questions honestly about death (My 5 year nephew thinks he can die and visit mom, and come back). :-(.
2. Share positive memories of my sister-in-law (We bumped heads, but she was an awesome mom!!).
3. Helped my brother keep their routine as normal.
4. Referred them for services, if needed.
5. Found super fun lesson plans. (My brother is now homeschooling. Imagine a super buff man, asking for kindergarten lesson plans. :-). ).
6. Found kid-friendly books on grief.
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