How do kids grieve? There’s scores of books on kids and grief. In a nutshell, you can’t control grief it has to take its course and that may take some time. Therefore patience and understanding are paramount.
In a child’s world, especially under 10 years of age, life is very egocentric. That means, the children believe that they have are the centre of everything around them. If someone dies, young children are often unable to see it from any other perspective other than their own.
It is not uncommon for children to take on the responsibility of the loss, or the sadness of the grieving of family. An enormous and unrealistic burden for anyone, especially a young child!
There are many great books available to help you help your child through their grief.
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