The grief of a child

IMG_8664“Children can experience grief and loss from a very young age. Like adults, children have their own ways of grieving. It is important to recognise that your child has feelings of grief and to help them express those feelings.”

“Children are curious, so be prepared for regular and repeated questions. Be clear and honest with your responses.”

“Don’t pretend that you are not sad – express your feelings to your child. This can help your child feel able to express their own feelings.”

These ideas come from a great resource to help manage the grief of a child.

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/grief-and-children

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