When a death occurs, it can be hard to know how you can help kids cope with the pain of loss, especially if you are working through your own feelings at the same time. This short guide suggests ways you can comfort and support kids during a difficult adjustment period.
The guide gently educates caregivers about childhood grief, and offers insight into how to:
Model healthy grieving.
Create rituals to memorialize the loss.
Distinguish between normal, healthy behaviors and
Use Draw It Out as a resource for creative expression.
- To get a free printable insert of this resource in Spanish please email firstname.lastname@example.org
It also features pull-out fridge cards that serve as reminders of how to help kids talk about their feelings and how to use art to connect with them. Also included are three activities for the caregiver to do with the child – or just for self-care. It's a perfect companion to give to parents and guardians who are struggling with their own grief, but want to help their kids.