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The Big Idea: Kids and grown-ups process grief differently, but we can help by communicating and getting back to play.

Helping Kids Grieve

Helping Kids Grieve Time: 10 min

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvMM6Fu5OgI

While adults understand the permanence of death rather quickly, children often need more time. Feelings of grief come and go. Parents and providers can help kids by talking about big feelings, comforting, and getting back to play.