Updated: Jan 5, 2021
Thousands of children each year experience the death of a loved one. Making peace with the shock, guilt, and tragedy of death is a complicated and arduous process.
Parents and guardians can support children recognizing the bereavement task:
1- Understand death and acknowledge the permanence of it
2- Mourn and cope with feelings
3- Mourn and adjust to the loss and change
4- Address ambivalent feelings
5- Preserve positive memories
6- Redefine the relationship, maintain a healthy attachment
7- Develop commitment to new relationships
8- Make meaning
Children grieve in bursts, and engaging in therapy can help parents and children find some meaning in a time of suffering. In our clinic, work jointly with children and parents to help t self-learning and or activities aimed at helping them to recognize and manage effectively a variety of feelings that they might experience.