One of the most painful things to happen to a parent is losing a child who means all the world to him or her. Finding the right words to express sympathy for a child’s loss is very hard since you have to be very careful about bringing up the child’s death in fear of hurting or upsetting the parents and the rest of the family.
Many people really have no idea on what to say to a family who lost a child, regardless if the child was stillborn, a month old, one year old or thirty-years old. When writing a sympathy letter, try to be more understanding without saying that you understand unless you have experienced the loss before. Even though a parent might not recognize it right away, they will be glad for your words of sympathy. Always speak about the child by his or her name since it puts value to the life of the child. A condolence letter could also be given or sent to the child’s birthday and the anniversary of child’s death.
One of the most difficult things about a child’s death is to figure out its reason. It does not make sense since parents should not outlive their children. Acknowledge the loss and say it in simple terms in your sympathy letter.