After A Loved One Dies: And How Parents And Other Adults Can Support Them
Published by New York Life Foundation.
Because children and teens understand death differently from adults, their reactions may be different. Some of the things they say or do may seem puzzling.
This guide reviews how children grieve and how parents and other caring adults can help them understand death better. It offers suggestions for helping children cope. These suggestions are not meant to rush children through their grief or turn them into adults before their time. Rather, they will give them an understanding they can use now, as children, to grieve in a healthy and meaningful way.
Helping children, helping the family
Helping children cope over time
Why a parent’s role is important
Helping children understand death
Taking care of yourself
How children respond to death
Attending funerals and memorials
Looking to the future