Sharing & Talking


mother talking to kidsPhoto © VeerYour loved one’s death may have been sudden, or it may have come after a long illness or injury. Regardless of the situation, discussing death is difficult for both children and adults. Find ideas for opening the family dialogue.

  • Explaining What Happened
    Telling your family about the death of a loved one may be your most difficult conversation. Get specific ideas to help you share the news.
  • Expressing Feelings
    During the grieving process, emotions are intense and varied. Yet children do not always have the words to identify their feelings. Learn how to help kids work through their emotions.      
  • Saying Good-Bye
    Saying good-bye is an important part of the grieving process. Find out how some families say farewell.

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