Helping Your Children Cope With Grief
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|Wed, 01-30-2013 - 2:36pm|
I wanted to pass along this article from CNN on guiding your children through the grieving process, they talked to a family who lost their infant son to whooping cough:
When the Nortons sat their kids down individually to tell them about Gavin's death, they tried to be mindful of each child's maturity level. Their oldest had just turned 6, their middle child was turning 5, and their littlest was 3.
"We used different language with our 6-year-old than we did with our 3-year-old," said Natalie Norton, 31.
"One thing we did right is, we made it very clear to the children that no matter what they felt, it was OK," she added. "We repeated those words to them. If you're happy, it's OK to be happy. If you're angry, it's OK to be angry. There's no shame or embarrassment."
You can read the full article at: http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/07/living/grief-guidance/index.html?hpt=li_bn2
How are your children doing?