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Helping Children Cope With Grief & Loss

By Kate Kellaway

Whether it's the loss of a parent, grandparent, sibling, friend or even a family pet, most children will experience grief and loss at some point. So what can you do to help them cope?

Grief in children

Children might not always express their feelings in the same way that adults do, but that doesn't mean they don't experience many of the same emotions – including loss and grief. We don't doubt the ability of children to feel love for the special people (and pets) in their lives, so we shouldn't underestimate the potential for children to be deeply affected when they are no longer around.

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