Life meet death: talking to kids about death

Talking to children about death is a difficult thing to do. In this article Robert Warren explores ways to help children process bereavements. One parent discusses how her ill father gathered his grandchildren around him to let them know that death isn’t that big a deal – it’s something we all do eventually.

Betsy Osborn, a social worker who specialises in child and family therapy, comments that silence is too frequently the default position when what children need is a carer to help them work through their difficult feelings.

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