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Grief Specialist Offers Parents Advice

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Grief recovery specialist Lisa Athan tonight urged Westport parents following two recent deaths at Staples High School to “tell your kid ‘I really appreciate you.’” Addressing about 100 persons at Branson Hall at Christ & Holy Trinity Church, Athan used humor and props, including the dropping of a box of dominoes, to underscore the importance of being sensitive to what is said to those grieving. “The best thing is to say nothing sometimes,” she said, adding: “And people don’t like hearing, ‘I know exactly how you feel.’”  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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