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Children’s Grief

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.
children's grief
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

Children's grief



Updated 09/12/2016

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