Dealing with children’s grief: How to support bereaved children
Children grieve in their own way after a death, and a child’s reaction will depend on the circumstances of their loss. A child’s way of grieving can be quite different to an adult’s.
Children’s grief often comes in waves; children tend to dip in and out of grief rather than have prolonged periods of grief. As with adults, there is no ‘right’ way to grieve, and most children find a way to cope with loss.
For more information about supporting a child who is bereaved, visit the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network.
Read more about bereavement in children in this downloadable leaflet