What happens to children who lose a parent?


The death of a parent is undoubtedly one of the most difficult experiences that a child may encounter! The parent not only disappears from the child's daily life, but the remaining adults are themselves changed as a result of their own bereavement. Children need to maintain a connection to the deceased parent. This connection is establishing a set of memories, feelings and actions. The surviving parent or other adults can help the child form healthy connections.