Truth is, children rely on the reaction of those people closest to them when dealing with a loss of a loved one. And because their understanding of death varies mainly because of their age and personality, it could a little difficult for them to cope with such loss. Below are some tips on how to help children deal with death of a loved one.
- Explain to your children what happened and encourage them to ask questions.
- Explain to them basic and absolute terms.
- – Avoid saying words like “went away” or “went to sleep.”
- – Encourage them to express and share their feelings.
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