Supporting Grieving Preschoolers


Explaining death to a young child can feel overwhelming and intimidating. The Dougy Center has created a three page tip sheet that can help support a grieving Little.  These tips may help you navigate how to talk with and support grieving preschoolers after a death. 

Tips include: 

  • Keep it simple
  • Expect new and/or old behaviors
  • Provide supportive environments
  • Establish structure and routine 

Download the the .pdf for more details and visit developmental grief responses to learn more about how to support grieving children through the different stages of development. 



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