Written in 1945 by Rogers and Hammerstein, the song “You’ll Never Walk Alone” captures perfectly our hopes and dreams for our children.
How can we let them know we are there for them?
- With acts of gentleness and kindness to them and their families
- With words spoken softly to comfort them even in the absence of parents of other family members
- With honest, sensitive answers to their questions that allow them to feel our empathy even if we can’t make them better
- With the simple presence of a “safe” adult who gives them permission to voice their anger, fears, and disappointments without reproach or attempts to talk them out of such feelings
Active listening and simple presence bring strength and comfort not only to children but also to parents.
Our commitment is to bring comfort and hope to children who need us.