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Ways to help children through grieving process - The Galveston County Daily News : Health

July 28, 2014

Keeping Kids Healthy Ways to help children through grieving process

Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 12:15 am | Updated: 8:40 am, Wed Oct 9, 2013.

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 5 and 9 begin to think more like adults about death, yet they still believe it will never happen to them or anyone they know.

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