The article, “A Grieving Child: 3 Myths of Grief & Children”, by Tom Gray states
“Sometimes adults minimize the depth or complexity of emotions that children of various ages can experience, especially when it comes to the loss of a loved one.”
Parents need to be aware if their child is sad and why. Avoiding the subject or attempting to keep grief from a child is a recipe for complicated grief later in the teen years. It is important to be open and teach your child good grieving patterns and practices.
Children grieve differently and it is important for parents to understand this and help their child grieve.
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See on psychcentral.com