Death is something that all of us may experience at some point in our life. It is inevitable. Whenever a family member dies, parents have a big role of helping their children grieve as well as facing their own grief.
Avoiding the issue is not healthy at all. A child should know why a loved one has gone. Adults should explain why he or she will never see the person again.
If your child is comfortable, allow him or her to participate in arrangements. This is important especially for children about the age of 8. But if your child isn’t comfortable with the idea, don’t force it.
Most importantly, children should be allowed to grieve on their own and at their own pace.
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