Talking to children about loss & bereavement
Posted on 10th May 2013 at 13:43
I often get asked about what to say to children who have experienced loss so I thought it would be helpful to put some helpful hints and tips here passed to me by John W James and Russell Friedman.
Do Go First. As the adult you’re the leader
Do Tell the truth about how you feel. Telling the truth about your own grief and about how you feel will establish a tone of trust and make your child feel safe in opening up about his or her own feelings.