Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Program Article on Children and Funerals

One of the biggest questions of parents is if they should expose their children to funerals.  Funerals are an important event for younger children to attend.  It allows them to understand death and also say goodbye in their own way.  One should not overload an individual child’s understanding but exposing one to the ritual of death and loss is a healthy experience.

It is healthy for children to attend a funeral. Please also review our Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Program

The article,  “Dear David Coleman: Should I bring my son to his grandad’s funeral?” by David Coleman states,

“Even witnessing the burial or cremation of the body can be helpful for children to understand something of the process of death in our culture.”

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