Ways for Parents to Help Children Cope with Bereavement

Have you recently lost a loved one? Losing a loved one is hard for anyone, but for a child/young person, the feelings are even more intense. Children/ Young people experience and express their grief differently from grown-ups. They tend to move in and out of grief and symptoms can come and go especially through life’s milestones such as starting school, graduating, getting married or buying a house. Having less experience in dealing with a crisis, their coping skills are a lot simpler. Therefore the child/young person will need accurate, factual information with the freedom to ask a question and to express their feelings. They should be included in the decision making process and will need time to explore and come…

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