Robbie Miller Kaplan's Blog – September 2011 Archive (2)

Recollections of September 11th

My phone kept ringing the morning of September 11th as I worked with a client. I finally answered and learned the first airplane had hit the World Trade Center; and then the second. I quickly concluded the appointment and watched the news. I then walked outside, and despite the beautiful fall day, my suburban DC neighborhood was eerily quiet. There were no airplanes or helicopters overhead; no dogs were walked and no children played outside. No cars entered my neighborhood. It…


Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on September 8, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

How to help a grieving parent

The death of a child is a devastating loss and a life-changing event. It’s hard to know what to say to comfort the bereaved parents. Friends and loved ones may think the parents know best what they need so they might ask the bereaved to call if they need anything. While the sentiment is sincere, when asking, “Please call me,” it places a burden on someone grieving a loss; someone who can barely muster the energy to get out of bed in the morning.


I recently asked bereaved…


Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on September 1, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

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