Talking To Children About Death What we say about death to our children, or when we say it, will depend on their ages and experiences.
Children and Grief: Parents should be aware of normal childhood responses to a death in the family, as well as danger signals.
When a Parent Dies: All children need to
have the facts and their feelings surrounding their loss confirmed often; for this reason it is also important to listen to what they have to say.
What Do You Tell Children? Children have to be told about death. It
will make sorrow and death much easier for a child to deal with if they know something about it beforehand.
Children's Understanding of Death This chart is meant to be used
as a guideline to children’s understanding of death from newborns through teenagers.
Helping Teenagers Cope with Grief Bereaved teens give out all
kinds of signs that they are struggling with complex feelings, yet are often pressured to act as they are doing better than they really are.
Helping Younger People Cope with Cancer Deaths and Funerals Understanding the problem; When to get professional help; What you
can do to help; Possible obstacles; Carrying out and adjusting your plan.
How do I explain cremation to my 7-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son? Their grandparents have been cremated.
Comfort Zone Camp The nation's largest bereavement camps for children ages 7-17. Camps are free and they offer weekends and a week-long camp.