10 Tips on Helping Teenagers and Young Adults Cope With a Death in the Family

August 19, 2014 2:30 AM

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10 Tips on Helping Teenagers and Young Adults Cope With a Death in the Family

Our grandson, Ryan, an eigth grader, told me last night that he will have football practice the entire month of August. The comment tugged at my heart and reminded me of another era. It seems like only yesterday that our son, Scott, was working out with his team, getting ready for the beginning of his junior year and a new season of playing quarterback for Pittsford Sutherland High School in Rochester, New York.

Little did we know that only one year later the team would be playing with black armbands over their jerseys in honor of their fallen teammate, who was killed in an auto accident. Watching family and friends prepare to return to school reminds me of Scott and the drive to football practice. I miss t...

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