The Role Of Coping With Death And Loss In Children

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Coping with death can be very overwhelming for children. In my essay I will be discussing how children grieve, and how parents can help their kids grieve in a healthier way.
Children who have lost a loved one from death grieve in many ways. Grief is the natural response to death and loss, which has four broad categories including: emotional response, physical sensations, altered cognitions and behavior problems (Barbato & Irwin, 1992). These responses can trigger a lot different emotions in the child. When a family member dies, children react differently from adults. Preschool children usually see death as temporary and reversible, a belief reinforced by cartoon characters who die and come to life again. Children between five and nine begin

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