Helping Children Cope with Tragedy and Loss

Like adults, children cope with tragedy and loss in different ways. Unlike most adults, however, children often struggle with the basic concept of death. For advice helping children of any age cope with the death of someone they knew, watch this helpful news clip.

Most experts on death and dying recommend being honest with your children about death if you can help it; however, there is nothing wrong with shielding them from excessive exposure to tragedy. Letting your children know that you are available to provide comfort and answers can help them work through the tragedy.

If your child’s loss was your loss as well, and if you are in need of grief support yourself, Chapel of the Chimes Oakland can help. We offer a range of grief support services both online and in person. To learn more about our grief support or funeral planning and cremation services, call (510) 654-0123.