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Helping Children With The Death of a Parent

Published: June 17, 2021
by Franklin Rainear Jr.

Losing parents isn’t an easy situation to deal with, no matter how old you are. However, young children can find the experience particularly traumatic. A parent is a child’s safety net, providing stability, comfort, and love. They are a crucial part of the child’s world and losing one can result in feelings of insecurity.

Some Useful Tips

We at Franklin H. Rainear, Jr., Affordable Funeral Service & Cremation, LLC, have seen that families are unable to manage grieving children, and here we look at some ways to do that

· It can be challenging to convey news of their parent’s death to a child. However, it’s something you have to do. Make sure there is no scope for any misunderstanding or confusion. Most adults attempt to be euphemistic and do not state facts as they should. This can cause some confusion, especially during a phase when kids need to feel secure and stable.

· Children tend to introspect a lot and worry about who they will manage without their parent. It’s is why you must ensure they continue with their routines as much as possible and get the attention they need during a difficult time.

· Children need to have an outlet for their their emotions. Allow them to rage, cry, worry, or be silent if they wish. If you ask them to behave themselves, that will only stress them out further, causing more complex emotional issues.

· Some close family members should step in at this juncture and look after the child as the surviving parent will be in mourning and may not provide them the attention they need during this difficult time.

If you want some help arranging a pre-paid funeral, don’t hesitate to contact us at Franklin H. Rainear, Jr., Affordable Funeral Service & Cremation, LLC through our website or call (888) 213-4090.

 

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