Understanding of Grief: Birth-2 years:




  • No understanding of death
  • Has an awareness of the absence of a loved one
  • Notices changes in normal routine
  • Notices the changes in emotions of the family

How to help:

  • Physical contact, cuddling, reassurance
  • Maintain routines
  • Include the child in the mourning process when possible


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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