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Grief: Helping Children Understand

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Topic Overview

Emotional development

Consider your child's age and emotional development so that you can explain loss and death in a way that he or she will understand.

Helping your child

Here are some general guidelines for helping children when they are grieving:


Credits for Grief: Helping Children Understand

Current as of: February 18, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Jean S. Kutner MD, MSPH - Geriatric Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine


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