As a parent, watching your child grieve can be an incredibly painful experience leaving you feeling helpless, heartbroken, and lost. For some families, grief shows up after a transition: a divorce, a move, or an illness. For others, the loss of a family member, a friend, or a beloved pet initiates the grief process. During these times, parents struggle to talk to their kids about the difficult emotions commonly experienced with grief. Although periods of grief in a family can be incredibly difficult, they can be invaluable in creating intimacy in close relationships and building strong coping skills throughout the emotional process.