The death of a family member, friend or other significant
person is a lifelong loss for children. But that
first holiday can be an especially hard time to mourn.
Experts say you can help your child deal with the loss of a
loved one by teaching them that death is a part of life. Tell the truth, because
hiding information can confuse children, and reassure them that they are not to
Monitor the child's response over time and check out any
concerns with a mental health professional.