Whether your family has had a child die (at any age, from any cause,) or you are helping those who have gone through this life- altering experience, The Compassionate Friend exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the grieving process as a parent.
Children & Grief
When a loved one dies, it can be difficult to know how to help kids cope with the loss, particularly as you work through your own grief. By being open and honest, encouraging communication, and sharing your own feelings, you and your children can cope with painful times and begin your healing journey together.
The following links provide more detailed information on topics related to helping children and teens cope with loss.
The Barr-Harris Children’s Grief Center recommends a list of children's books. the easy-to -read stories can open up a meaningful discussion between you and your child and help children make sense of the feelings they're experiencing.
Judith Acosta wrote an article for The Huffington Post containing advice and guidance from her book Verbal First Aid. It counsels parents on ways to help kids heal from fear and pain in various situations, including a loved one's death.