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How to Help a Grieving Child

Author: Date: January 01, 1998

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“How to Help a Grieving Child:” The author works with grieving families . First, we need to know kids: Losing a sibling or a parent is a huge event for a child. It is difficult enough for an adult who has had some experience with life and its problems. A child may not have the ability to step back and look at present events from an eternal perspective.” , Second, we need to know grief: be aware of typical emotional, physical, mental, social, and spiritual effects. Third, we need to know Christ, who cares for children, who tells the truth, who wept, who comforts us. Fourth, we need to be able to then pray and move out into faith and action. “Go forward to be helpful in the life of a hurting child or teen. I, the ‘bereavement professional,’ always feel that I am in over my head and out of my depth. But it is in my weakness that His strength is most clearly displayed.”

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