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48. Dealing with death

Death, one of life’s few certainties, may be an alien concept for children who’ve never been confronted by this loss. How can you help? Read on.

Children grieve as much as adults, but display grief differently. You can’t and shouldn’t stop children feeling sad when someone dies, but you can learn how to help them with unfamiliar feelings and teach them to live with loss.

Helping children manage grief helps them understand and cope with this stressful and confusing time.

Children understand death differently at different ages:

  • 2–5 year olds do not usually understand that death is permanent and irreversible.
  • 6–8 year olds know death is final but do not always realise it is inevitable.
  • From 9 years upwards children ...

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