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