How can I help my child deal with a death in the family?
By John Mayer
How can I help my child deal with a death in the family? Losing a loved one is difficult on everyone in the family, but it can be especially confusing for kids who are trying to understand death for the first time. If your family has specific religious beliefs, look to its teachings to talk to your child about the loss — such as explaining that Grandma is in “a better place.” Sharing your belief system will help your child learn and cope.