Helpful Tips for Raising Children After the Loss of a Parent

  1. Ms. KayReassure them that they are loved and will be taken care of.
  2. Listen, allow them to talk through their grieving process
  3. Try to maintain some sense of normality. You don’t forget about the parent, but you continue living life.
  4. Don’t be afraid to seek professional assistance
  5. Acknowledge their feelings
  6. Don’t forget about your own grief and don’t be afraid to let the child know you are grieving
  7. Remember the parent, share memories
  8. Allow your village to help
  9. Find a special way to celebrate the person’s life
  10. Remember grieving has no time limit

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