COPING WITH DEATH – for parents/grandparents of children 6-12
This booklet is for parents or carers of children between the ages of 6 and 12. It aims to give some explanation of how children at various stages of development understand death and will help those who are faced with the difficult task of talking to children about death and dying.
Death is an inevitable part of life and grief is a universal human process. We cannot shield children from the reality of death or the pain of loss. What we can do is help them to understand and grieve, and so equip them to be better able to cope.