This booklet provides families with the opportunity to have a written document to share with your child’s school about your baby/babies who died for staff to have as a reference.
We know it can be very difficult for parents to talk to their child’s teacher about this subject, particularly during times where children are creating their family tree or other family-related activities. We feel it is important that families feel safe and supported to share what they need to about their loss.
The pages have a prompt and are then free text so that you can write as much or as little detail as is appropriate for your family. The idea is that everyone then knows how this subject is spoken about at home so that the same language can be used to prevent confusion or even fear. We hope this booklet empowers families and gives children a platform to express their feelings in a school setting as necessary.
Prompts are as follows:
– About My Family
– Words We Use
– Please Do Not Say or Refer To…
– You May Hear Me Talk About…
– How You Can Help and Support Me
– Please Tell My Family If I…