My sons friend was killed suddenly this week, we are from a small town and the teenagers are very close knit, the school is open but the year tens are not working this week, the are talking, making beautiful artwork and sharing memories, I think this is beautiful and hopefully healing to the children.
My problem is my boy doesnt want to go, he said he cant see the point if work is not being done, hes quiet, over exercising and sleeping alot, I know people grieve in differant ways and am wondering if I should let him do his own thing as my instincts are telling me to do or be abit more forceful. I think the grief from the girls is overwhelming to him also.
We have spoken alot about what happened and shared memories and I will continue to take every opportunity to just talk.
Has anybody been in this position and how did you handle it.