Few subjects are more terrifying to adults discussing grief and loss to a child. This may be because very few adults have any formal training in understanding how to effectively deal with grief themselves. What little training we have had usually revolves around things that we have heard others say at a time of loss. These things, although well meaning, are not usually helpful.
Begin to understand what you can do as a parent, other principle guardian, clergy and/or teacher to help a grieving child.
Learn the common losses experienced by children.
Better understand how adults influence a child’s reaction to loss from a very young age.
Discover what actions you can take including what to say and what not to say.
Walk through the steps to determine if a child should or should not attend a funeral.
Hi I'm Sharon! I am an Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist® and Reiki Master Teacher. Most importantly I am griever who experienced the deaths of two loved ones to suicide within a two-year period. I am the author of Grief Reiki® - An Integrated Approach to the Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Components of Grief and Loss. I am the co-author of Grief Diaries: Surviving Loss by Suicide which was a three-time finalist in the 10th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards, the Book Excellence Awards and the Best Book Awards. I am also a contributor to other books in the Grief Diaries anthology including Hello from Heaven, How to Help the Newly Bereaved, Grieving for the Living and Loss of a Loved One. I was recently named an expert instructor with the International Grief Institute.