Understanding of Grief: Children aged 6-9 years



  • Understands that death is final
  • Concern that his/her thoughts, words, behaviors caused the death
  • Thinks about life milestones without their loved one (graduation, marriage, etc.)
  • Shows interest in the biological aspects of death

How to help:

  • Give physical contact and have intentional time together
  • Answer questions truthfully
  • Allow expression of feelings both verbally and physically
  • Encourage healthy and creative outlets drawing, reading, art, music, etc.
  • Let child be a part of the mourning process. Allow them to make choices


If you are looking to support a grieving child, have questions or concerns, we are available to help. Please call us at the office at (231) 947-6453 or by email at GoodGrief@MyMichaelsPlace.net and talk with one of our grief support staff.


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