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Grief: Helping Children With Grief

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  • Children see loss and death in different ways as they grow and develop. Tailor your help according to your child's age and emotional development.
  • How you learned to deal with loss will affect how you help your child. Think about what helped you when you lost something as a child.
  • Don't try to keep grieving a private affair. Ask child care providers, teachers, and school counselors to help your child express his or her feelings, concerns, and misconceptions.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerSidney Zisook, MD - Psychiatry
Last RevisedOctober 17, 2011

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Last Updated: October 17, 2011
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