Just curious what others would do in this situation. I have a friend who is in one of our weekly playgroups. My boys and her two older girls (she also has a toddler son) play together anytime we are both at playgroup. This past Wednesday, her husband passed away. I don't know what caused his death, but I do know that he had supposedly gotten on a plane Tuesday to go somewhere to get help for his alcohol use. I have already offered my help to her and hope that I can be of some long-term support for her. My question really has to do with the kids. We have told my boys about the death but I wonder what else we should do. The first time they see the girls, should they offer sympathies? Should they perhaps write a card and send it to the girls before we see them again? I'm just not certain how to handle that part of it. What would you do?