10 Things Grieving Children Want You To Know

  • Tell us the truth.

  • Reassure us someone will be there to care for us.

  • Our grief is life-long and it will change over time.

  • We express our grief more through our play than our words.

  • We feel alone and different from the other kids at school.

  • Most of us want to talk about our loved one and hear stories of their life.

  • All children grieve differently.

  • We often blame ourselves for the death.

  • Our intense grief emotions often look like we’re acting out on purpose.

  • If you’re not sure what we need, you can ask us.