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How to Talk to Kids About Grief

How to Talk to Kids About Grief

Knowing what to say to a child who is grieving the loss of a loved one can be difficult. Clinical psychologist Robin Goodman answers questions about how to explain death to children.

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Is it considered appropriate to talk to kids about 'stages of grief' (i.e. K. Ross' work) and does the approach taken depend on the age of the child?
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How does grief present in children at different developmental stages?
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Can children present with complicated or complex grief?
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How can adults model appropriate ways to cope with grief and sadness?
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Are there any story/picture books that you would recommend for young children (4-7 years) about death and loss?
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