Chapter 4: Supporting children

How children grieve

The grief expert says
Andrea Warnick, children's grief counsellor, speaks about how adults can model grief to help children understand that grief is natural.(3:22)Video transcript
I've been there
Honor speaks about her children's resiliency after the death of their grandfather.(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  -