Give yourself time to deal with feelings of shock , denial confusion disappointment anger, guilt sadness and frustration that may manifest as exhaustion , disturbed sleep , changed eating patterns.
Help the parents by visiting , phone calls , sms , cards consider memorial mementoes. Be an active listener to reduce pent up stress and grief , be an active support to everyday living and routine chores where possible. After respectfully seeking the parents permission – do not usurp parent’s roles they sometime need to busy themselves. Allow parents to plan the grieving and funeral processes.