My son's best friend lost his mom. It brought up a lot of questions about how to help our son deal with life and death. Sometimes too much experience on our part makes it hard to understand how to respond.

Show Notes:

0:55 Sharing tragedy with children
1:30 The school is in mourning
2:20 The community lost a leader
2:50 It's a shock to the system
3:40 Our child's best friend lost a parent
4:20 The inevitable... how to tell our son
5:55 One prior loss, but not as close
6:15 Too much experience and knowledge
7:00 Doing our research
7:55 Our experience has been positive

Ryan Roy


Ryan's father abandoned him when he was only five years old. After getting married, his biggest fear was having a child and not knowing how to be a good dad. After studying everything he could find, writing a bestselling book, hosting 300 episodes of a popular parenting podcast, PLUS growing an immensely successful FBI Dads program at his own kids' school... Ryan has decided to share what he's learned. FBI Dads is Ryan's life mission. Ryan welcomes YOU to join him in this journey to help dads connect, be present and be a positive influence on their children.