How to help grieving children*

Discover practical ways to help your children deal with their grief

Caring for a grieving child can be overwhelming for you. This video, which was part of an earlier version of GriefShare, shares ways you can help your children and teens deal with their pain and confusion. You’ll hear simple, practical suggestions from grief experts, parents, and children who are sensitive to the difficulties grieving parents face.

The video is 48 minutes long. It is designed for parents and caregivers of children who are grieving. It is not intended for viewing by children.

To help you take notes, download and print this outline, which corresponds with the information presented in the video. Use these discussion questions to help you talk through the information you've learned with another adult, or answer the questions on your own.

You may also download this video to burn to a DVD or load on a computer or tablet for display. Visit the Vimeo page for this video and click the “Download” button located underneath the video for download options.

* This is the video recommended in GriefShare’s Session 5 video and in your GriefShare workbook. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one and not participating in a GriefShare group, we encourage you to join one. Find a group meeting near you.