The “Coping with Death Booklet: For Parents of Children between 6 and 12” provides guidance and support for parents or carers who are navigating the difficult task of discussing death and dying with children in the 6 to 12 age range. This booklet aims to offer explanations on how children at different developmental stages comprehend death and assists parents in addressing this sensitive topic.
Recognising that death is an inherent part of life and grief is a universal human experience, this booklet acknowledges that children cannot be shielded from the reality of death or the pain of loss. However, it emphasises the importance of helping children understand and grieve in order to equip them with coping skills.
The contents of the booklet include guidance on how to approach the conversation with children when informing them about a death, considerations for determining who should deliver the news, an exploration of children’s understanding of death, potential reactions children may have to a death, strategies for discussing impending death with a child, supporting a child’s return to school after experiencing a loss, addressing funeral arrangements, and providing guidance on discussing suicide with a child.
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