Supporting children as they grieve the loss of someone

Supporting Children as They Grieve the Loss of a Friend or Family Member

Doing and Saying Just the Right Things To Help a Child Cope with Loss... Children can feel grief from loss as early as four to six months old. Like adults, children may respond to grief with humor, behavioral issues and sleep problems. Be patient and tolerant, and encourage them to share their thoughts. Here are some things you can do to support a grieving child. When you learn that a person has died…


Helping Someone Grieve the Death of a Child

Doing and Saying Just the Right Things When Parents Lose a Child of Any Age Parents usually take for granted that their children will outlive them. When a child dies, parents suffer a unique loss. Here are some things you can do to support a parent through this difficult experience. When parents lose a child…


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