TALKING WITH CHILDREN AFTER A DEATH

2What do you say to a child after someone loved and dear to them has died? Unspoken questions like these rumble in our heads, betraying natural fears:

  • “What if I say the wrong thing?”
  • “What if she starts crying or gets angry?”
  • “What if I say something that scars him forever?”

It is normal to fear saying the wrong thing. We don’t want to do anything that would cause more hurt for a child. One of the most powerful benefits of MY GOOD GRIEF JOURNAL FOR KIDS is that it gives adults simple yet effective conversation “ice-breakers.” The app helps you to talk about the person who died. It invites sharing of treasured memories, thoughts and feelings.