How Children Deal With a Loss of a Loved One

2015 Winter Issue of the Updater: How Children Deal With a Loss of a Loved One. Excellent Article by Terry Parrish, CFSP, is the Registrar for Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas, TX. The loss of a parent, friend, or even a pet has strong impact on emotional and physical well-being of a child. As surviving parents are focused on their feelings and dealing with their loss, mourning experienced by a child is frequently unnoticed. Moreover, it is a common assumption that young children, particularly preschoolers, are not mature enough to fully comprehend the meaning and impact of loss. But children who do not receive sufficient support in the process of grieving and mourning are at risk of developing serious psychiatric disorders and behavioral challenges. Read more... Not a member of the Wilbert Updater Newsletter? Subscribe here...