After A Loved One Dies: And How Parents And Other Adults Can Support Them

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.

 

Contents:

Helping children, helping the family

Helping children cope over time

Why a parent’s role is important

Getting help

Helping children understand death

Taking care of yourself

How children respond to death

Attending funerals and memorials

Looking to the future

 

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