“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.
Below are some important resources to help guide you in supporting the grieving child in your life.