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If children understand what’s happening and are able to talk about how they’re feeling, they’re better equipped to cope. If you’re not sure what to say, these articles might help.
The idea of talking to kids about difficult topics can make us freeze up. We worry about not knowing what to say, how to broach the topic, or what reaction to expect.
It’s not a conversation you ever wanted to have, and it’s not an easy thing to talk about. These tips might help you start the conversation.
It’s important to talk to your child in advance about what to expect, such as the relative looking different.
Like adults, every child is unique and will come to terms with a bereavement in their own way. There is no magic formula or simple solution, but there are lots of things you can do to support grieving children and young people with their loss.
Whether your child has lost someone they were close to, or you need to tell them that someone they love has a terminal illness, sometimes we need a helping hand to start the conversation.
Everyone experiences grief differently. This analogy helps to explain how grief might affect you as time goes on.
“My two daughters were only nine and eleven years old when I was diagnosed with a brain tumour, so they have walked this path for a long time."
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