When an important person in our lives dies it can leave us feeling broken and empty, children are no different.

When we explain the journey of grief to children, it is often more beneficial to ‘show and tell’ them in a practical and creative way.

Children from the ages of three to four are aware that someone is missing and need to be involved with the family in the funeral if they so choose.

Children under the age of three need to be kept in their routine with primary care givers as much as possible.

Older children will often outwardly copy adults in their grieving e.g. crying or not crying, while inwardly having their own grief reactions as individuals.

We thought this wonderful video will help you and your children in dealing with the loss of a loved one.