When you are faced with the death of someone you love, it is natural to struggle when coping with your emotions. You may feel distressed, shaken, and preoccupied. You might also seek isolation to cope with your own grief. But if you have children, remember that — perhaps more than ever — they need your support at this time.
While you may feel it will be helpful to hide your grief to protect your child, many people have found that being honest is better. It helps children see that grieving is natural, normal, and healing. Allowing children to attend funeral services is important to helping them come to terms with loss.
Our eBook below provides more information on how to help your child through the grieving process. Depending on the age and the maturity level of a child, their reaction to the death of a loved one will vary. It is important that you provide support during this difficult time.