“Children are resilient”. Yes, children can be resilient when provided support, honest communication, and coping skills.
Children and teens have an understanding of death that is different than that of an adult and the concept of death changes as children age and go through different developmental stages. They may not display the same grief reactions as an adult, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t dealing with strong emotions. Clear, honest, age appropriate communication is vital.
Click image below for a look at children and teens understanding of grief based on different developmental milestones.
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.