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By Stacey Palmer
Sweetwater County Library System 

Helping children deal with loss

 


One of the most difficult things we must do in life is saying goodbye to someone we love. As challenging as it is for adults to do, it’s an entirely different experience for a child. There is already so much about life that children do not yet understand; death is a concept that many children cannot comprehend. Add in emotions that can be confusing to the child, and the situation becomes even harder to deal with.

What can we do as adults to help children navigate this terrain that is so hard for us to handle? Should we wait until the child experiences their first loss before we start the...



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