I know there are lots of posts already about dealing with the death of a pupil's parent, or a pupil. I have recently found out that the father of a child in my class has died. My biggest concern is actually how to tell the rest of the class why he is off. I don't want to instill panic amongst the other children. I also have many children who come from single parent homes, and some who are pretty streetwise. I'm a bit worried that there might not be sympathy from all the kids. Please help - any advice would be great.