Because I was at such a loss to express my grief, and to explain to my own children what happened, I pulled together a few resources that I found helpful. I hope some of these things might help likewise confused and hurting friends.
For those of us who may help to care for grieving children in coming weeks, I thought these were thoughtful articles. This whole site, The Healing Center, seems to have wonderful resources. I don't think that I'd try the suggested projects during a playdate, but they're ideas to keep in the back of my mind, just in case.
Here's a great article for those of us who want to help but aren't sure what to do or say. This article has thoughts about helping grieving children, too.
And for managing my own feelings, I've found a few self-care videos that provide some solace.
This video is lovely. It moves a little fast, which I found helpful for getting out of my head for a while. But if you're craving something more comforting, keep scrolling.
This next one is very soothing, comforting, and chill. It's a yin practice, but I see no reason men wouldn't find it healing as well.
Take care. I'll post and share other resources as I find them, as well as the efforts of our community to find concrete ways to support our friends in their time of sorrow and healing.