Helping Children Deal With Grief
The loss of a loved one is hard to manage for people of any age, let alone young children. They may understand the concept of death, but that doesn’t mean they are ready to handle the passing of someone close to them. But what can you do when it comes to helping children deal with grief?
Children grieve for many reasons; it’s not always due to the death of a family member. Any big change in the child’s life can make that child feel the pain of loss – this could be moving to a new home, changing schools, divorce, a friend moving away, or anything that creates a change with a difficult transition.