Child Grief Counseling Training Article on Children and Funeral

Big questions surround exposing a child to grief or allowing them to participate in a funeral. Old school values say  no, but new bereavement science states that is the worst thing to do for a child.  Children need to express themselves and over protective shielding is not healthy long term for a child.

Children should be able to express their grief. Please review our Child Grief Counseling program
Children should be able to express their grief. Please review our Child Grief Counseling program

The article, Is it OK to take a young child to a funeral?,  by 

“Seeing the distress on her 10-year-old daughter Charlotte’s face as her mother-in-law’s coffin was carried into church, Katherine Nicholson instantly regretted allowing her child to attend a funeral so young. “She was distraught,” says Katherine. “She couldn’t take her eyes off the coffin and was sobbing as she gripped my hand.”

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