Psychological Perspectives with Dr. Deb
Grief is a powerful emotional experience that results from loss - be it from death, divorce, trauma or disaster.
By the age of 16, over 5.4 million children will suffer the death of a parent, 50% of children will experience loss of a parent to divorce, and more than 68% of children will endure a traumatic event.
Children's Grief Awareness Day is observed every year on the third Thursday of November to help bring outreach to millions of grieving children.
The National Alliance for Grieving Children offers some helpful facts about grief in childhood.
Here are some other tips and other recommended ways to offer comfort to a grieving child. And if these tools aren't helping to ease the pain, consider contacting a professional therapist who specializes in trauma and loss.