Dealing with Death

How to help you and how to help you help the little ones cope and understand death.

 

Death of a Pet

Advice about helping a child deal with the death of a pet. This article contains several different scenarios of what members experienced.

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Death of a Loved One

Advice about handling the passing of a grandparent.

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How to help a child afraid of death

Advice from parents about how to talk to children about dying

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Reaching "The End"

What do you do when your kids figure out that life ends?

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Should kids view an open casket?

Should you let kids view an open casket?

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Euthanizing a pet

Experiences of putting a beloved pet to sleep.

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Talking to your kids about a school shooting (UPDATED with more resources)

This was written in response to the school shooting in Connecticut .

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Should children go to a funeral?

Should children go to a funeral of a loved one?

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Helping Children Deal with the Death of a Parent

 A parent recently seekws advice on how to comfort her young niece and nephew after their father died in a freak accident. Here are some of the thoughts and suggestions from PSP Members.

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Be sure to read the PSP article, Explaining Death To Children, which covers more general advice about loss and recovery.

 

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Meaningful Memorial Gifts

Ideas for memorial gifts that are more than flowers or a donation.

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Members Advice: Support after a baby's death

PSP members offer advice for dealing and supporting a loved one who lost a child.

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Resources to Help Children Deal With Death of a Parent

Resources for kids who have experienced the death of a parent

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