Children grieve in their own way. A child’s way of grieving can be quite different from adults.
For information on supporting a grieving child, browse the resources listed here:
Bereavement Resources for Children
Unlike young children, adolescents fully understand the concept of death. However, they often have an exaggerated view of their own invulnerability. As their life goals and dreams start coming into focus, the concept of death can appear both threatening and remote. It is important to give adolescents clear and accurate information at the time of a death.
For more information on supporting a grieving teenager, browse the resources listed here.
Bereavement resources for adolescents