Category: Preparing Your Children For Goodbye

Factors That May Affect The Grieving Process

Regardless of age, many factors contribute to how any person, adult or child, works through the grieving process. These factors include:  The closeness of the relationship with those involved.  Age and developmental level. An elementary-age child has a much different level of understanding of death than a high school student.  Life experiences. …

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Breaking The News To Your Children- Part 2

I like the “Four T’s” approach to helping a grieving child:  Talk, Touch, Tears, and Time.[1] Talk: Remember that “talking” includes a lot of “listening” too. Touch: Hug your children often.  Showing affection aids healing.  Some children may become more affectionate.  However, if they do not wish to be touched, respect their space and let …

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