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Children And Grief
By : Ron Buckland (Montrose - Vic)
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Too often the grief of children can be forgotten by grieving adults, caught up in their own journey with death and its aftermaths. But children need to grieve and in some ways their grief is unique. The following insights are sourced mainly from Crisis and Trauma Counselling, by N. H. Wright (Regal Books, 2003). When the grief of a child will emerge cannot be predicted. They may seem relatively untouched at the time of a funeral. Sometimes adults miss it when it “hits”, because children can seem to put grief aside quickly. A question about grandma’s death could be followed by “look at my doll”. Children are children, not miniature adults. But like adults, grief may come in brief but intense episodes; don’t assume one conversation with a child has “dealt with” their grief.

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