1. “It’s ok to be sad.”
  2. “This is really hard for you.”
  3. “I’m here with you.”
  4. “Tell me about it.”
  5. “I hear you.”
  6. “That was really scary/disappointing/upsetting/sad, etc.”
  7. “I will help you work it out.”
  8. “I’m listening.”
  9. “I hear that you need space. I want to be here for you. I’ll stay close so you can find me when you’re ready.”
  10. “It doesn’t feel fair.”

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