The death of a family member is difficult for everyone. Children feel the loss strongly. Parents are coping with their own gried. If a parent dies, the surviving parent gfaces new responsibility of caring for the children alone. Grandparents, aunts, uncles and family friends are affected too.
Because children and teens understand death differently, their reactions may be different. Some of the things they say or do may seem confusing.
When children get support from adults, it helps the entire family. The guide below reviews how children grieve and how parents and other caring adults can help them.
After a loved one dies — how children grieve and how parents and other adults can support them.