Posted 11th January 2022
– Children grieve in many different ways, there’s no “right” way; Reassure your child that they don’t need to do things in any particular way
– You might notice changes in behaviour – louder / quieter, more disruptive / more withdrawn / more oppositional, more excitable etc. – any change in behaviour is worth thinking about with your child
– Help your child to know that no question about death is silly and whatever their view is it’s OK
– Just because a child doesn’t look upset it doesn’t mean the death hasn’t affected them
– It might be helpful to give your child a chance to write a letter to the person who died or mark it in other ways, e.g. candle, memory box of special objects, plant some seeds etc.