It is inevitable that we will all have to participate in arranging or attending a funeral at some point in our lives whether it is for a close family member or loved one, or for a person we work with, or perhaps a neighbor or member of a church group. With attending funerals comes the aftermath of dealing with the loss of that person and going through the grieving process. It will be more challenging for some than for others. It is always good to know that there are professionals trained to assist in this regard.
Because death and dying is such a sensitive subject, the way people grieve will vary from one to the other, especially if that person is a child. Special attention is needed for grieving a loved one when it comes to children.
For a child to have a responsible and caring parent to see them through the grieving process is so very important. There are a few tips to assist in this regard and they include: using language they can understand, answering their questions honestly, and being there to listen when they need to talk. Parents also have to be vigilant to ensure that their child is dealing with the grief process and should not hesitate to call in a professional if it appears that their child is not coping well.