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Ways to Help Your Grieving Child

According to Alan Wolfelt, "When someone loved dies, children grieve. The most important factor in how children react to the death is the response of the adults who influence their lives. Caring adults - whether they are parents, relatives, or friends - can help children during this tragic time. Handled with warmth and understanding, a child's early experiences with death can be opportunities to learn about life and living as well as death and dying" 

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  1. Dougy Center (1999). 35 ways to help a grieving child. Portland Or: The Dougy Center For Grieving Children.
  2. Wolfelt, A. (1991). A child’s view of grief. Fort Collins, Co: Center For Loss And Life Transition.

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