Question:

How can I help my child cope with the death of his/her sibling?

Therapy

Death is scary for anyone, but especially scary for a child. You may want to take your child to a therapist specializing in children and grief. It may be one of the most effective ways to help your child understand and cope. Make sure you allow the child's teachers and school officials know exactly what is going on as well.

Playgroup or After School Activities

Enroll your child in a playgroup or another after school activity. During this sad time it will provide something happy and positive for your child to look forward to. It will also help your child to be away from the home and may help you to have an hour or two private time to grieve.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Enroll your child in the Big Brothers, Big Sisters programs. It will be wonderful for your child to be away from the home and the sadness and to be involved with activities. It will also be helpful for your child to have a relationship with someone who is not directly affected by the loss of the child.

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Q. I work in a residential home and would like some tips on how to handle one of our residents deaths. When we lose a resident it is my resposibility to notify the familly ( of the lost one), I would like some advice on how to handle this situation because I am not very experienced And find it hard to break such news. Thank you.
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