When a child loses someone close to them like a parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle, they go through a grieving process just like adults. However, it can look much different. The way they act or don’t act can vary greatly depending on age and their relationship with the deceased.
It can be difficult to know how to help or where to start when a child is grieving. In our next Hearts of Hospice Webinar, Bereavement Manager, Janet Jaymin, and Bereavement Social Worker, Jenny Gruppen, discuss strategies to help children cope and give activity ideas to get children talking about their feelings.
Key takeaways from the webinar include:
  • Honesty is the best policy: Children are more resilient than we think!
  • Being a model for children: Showing our own emotions lets them know it’s ok to show theirs.
  • Tapping into their grief: How to have insightful conversations about feelings.
  • Bereavement Resources: Know when to ask for help.
If you know a child who has recently experienced a loss, watch the video below for insight on how to help them through it.