I know this is not ahppy post to read but I am looking for some suggestions. The mother of one of my students passed away after a long battle with leukemia. He has missed 3 weeks of school (2 leading up to it, and 1 after). Yesterday he came back and was smiling and happy. Today he had a hard time and was very upset. I have gone about, business as usual but I want to help him get through this. I just don't know what to say to him and I don't want to bring it up. How have you helped a student dealing with this issue?