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Grief, death and bereavement

Loss, death and grief are part of life. Children experience them in many ways, big and small–the loss of a favorite toy, the death of a pet, separation of parents, death of a grandparent from old age, or a family friend from illness or accident. We can teach our children about ways to manage grief in positive ways. To do this we need to understand the grief process and children’s responses to grief and what helps. These articles provide help for these.