Ways for Parents to Help Children Cope with Bereavement

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 grownups. 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 crisis, their coping skills are a lot simpler. Therefore the child/young person will need accurate, factual information with the freedom to ask question and to express their feelings. They should be included in the decision making process and will need time to explore and come to terms with the meaning of their loss. Here…

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