How Parents Can Help Kids with a TV Friend's Death

July 18, 2013

The death of ‘Glee’ star Cory Monteith came as a shock to everyone, especially from fans that connected with his character on the show.
After Monteith’s sudden death, experts say that parents should talk to their children who may be struggling with the news rather than dismissing their grief.
According to Bonnie Leadbeater fra picture of the main casts of TV show 'Glee'om the University of Victoria, younger kids feel like these famous people are also part of their lives and their parents should think of it like losing a friend.
Leadbeater said it’s appropriate for kids to turn to one another to express their grief but may not be healthy anymore if the grieving period will last longer.
Parents should encourage their kids to be active instead.
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