DEAR KIDSDAY: My grandpa passed away over the summer. I miss him so much. My parents don't understand why I am always so sad. How can I make them know how I feel?

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-- Miss Him

DEAR MISS HIM: You need to sit down with your parents and let them know the way you feel. Some kids suggest you write down all the great things about grandpa, especially the fun things you did together. Keep a photo of the two of you nearby. One student suggested you write him letters. We don't know for sure if you are going to feel better anytime soon, but keep him close to your heart and remember why he was important to you.