Seeing a friend or a classmate try to cope with death of a loved one can be a very upsetting experience for children. However, parents and caring adults can do so much more to help their children or young teens understand death and grief. Below are some tips.
– Clarify your children’s understanding of death.
– Reassure the children that their own families are safe.
– Help children anticipate some change in their friends’ behavior.
– Help the children understand that their friendship may be an important source of support for friends and classmates.
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