Grief in children and adolescents
Even very young children grieve for the loss of a loved one, though children generally can’t explain or understand death until they are four or five years old.
Children experience the passing of time differently and so may seem to overcome grief quite quickly. But they do need to be reassured that they are not in any way to blame as it is quite common for them to feel they are. They may also not want to talk to their surviving parent, not wishing to add to their grief. It can be helpful if someone is specifically asked to support them through this period.
Floyd & Son have a booklet to help answer children’s questions about death. Feel free to contact us should you require a copy.
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