Adults want to ‘protect’ children from grief for as long as they can. However, some who have gone through the experience will tell you that allowing a child to go through the process of grief, instead of acting as their shield against it, can actually prove to be more helpful. Here are some tips:
- Acknowledge their fears
- It’s ok to show emotion
- Find age appropriate resources to help your child understand what’s going on
- Don’t walk the path alone
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