When a death strikes a family, it can be particularly difficult on young children, who don’t fully grasp the concept of life being over or have the vocabulary to express how they’re feeling. Adults dealing with their own grief often struggle with how to best help their children manage the experience. Here are some resources to help.
Guidelines for Children Attending Funerals & Memorial Services
Children & Funerals
Should Children Attend Funerals?
Taking Children to The Funeral
Help Your Child Say Goodbye to a Loved One
Kids Ask About Death
The Dog Isn’t Sleeping
Do’s and Don’ts of Talking with a Child About Death
Give Children a Choice to Be an Active Part of the Funeral