Explaining a loss to children isn't easy--whether it's a family member, a friend or a pet.
But an award winning nature photographer from New Ringgold, Pennsylvania has come up with a way.
HOW ADULTS CAN HELP CHILDREN DEAL WITH LOSS
Reassure them all feelings are okay (i.e. sadness, anger).
Let them know it's okay to cry.
Give children permission to talk about the one they lost.
Encourage them to express their feelings through art or play.
Listen. Don't worry about having the right thing to say.
Help them create a memory box or journal of happy memories.
Get the children back to a normal routine.
Source: Denise Whalen, Licensed Professional Counselor
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