A few of them will establish few symptoms following the death of a liked one; while others will face extended symptoms. Everyone has their own distinct grieving process. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, and the time it takes can differ. It is necessary for moms and dads to note that all kids grieve, no matter their age.
What is Grief?
Grief is a typical response to loss, injury and change. For example, children and teens can experience grief following the death of a family member or friend, completion of a friendship, the death of a household pet, or the loss of self-reliance through special needs or a persistent condition like Type 1 Diabetes.
What are the indications of Grief in Childhood?
While grownups may be better able to express their grief through words, children may show indications of their grief through any of the following behaviours:
Crying at unforeseen times (sadness);.
Over responding to situations;.
Troubles in focusing;.
Being upset at whatever and everyone.
Eating – a lot (comfort consuming), or not much (anorexia nervosa);.
Difficulties with sleeping – eg excessive or insufficient;.
It is necessary to assist children develop their strength and find out how to much better cope with pain. Not speaking about death and treating it with silence may well increase the child’s level of incomprehension, isolation and stress.
The Impact of Grief at different stages.
During a recent expert development opportunity I attended, Lowenstein (2015) discussed the various phases of grief in childhood.
For children from birth to age 4, death is mainly experienced as abandonment. For kids aged between 5 and 12, death is experienced as short-term.