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Ways adults can help grieving children

When a loved one has died, we enter into new territory. This new territory is full of new information, new tasks and new feelings.

"How do I help my grieving child? How can I possibly explain what has happened? Where do I begin?"

Parents of grieving children often ask these questions. And there are no easy answers.

A child's ability to understand and cope with death is dependent on many factors, including age, development, disposition, internal coping mechanisms and experience with loss. A child's grief is as individual as the child. Yet, there are ways for adults to help a grieving child heal.

To talk with someone, contact Fairview Youth Grief Services.

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