Chapter 4: Supporting children

How children grieve

I’ve been there
Cath describes answering her daughter's question: Is everyone going to die soon? (3:22)Video transcript

When I told them their grandad had died, after crying for a few minutes, they ran off to play. I was so shocked. 

In your family, each child’s response may also depend on their own unique relationship with their grandparent.

When children grieve, they do this very differently than adults. Below are some of the key characteristics specific to children’s grief. Click on each of the phrases below to read more.

Helpful resources
Sending condolences  -