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.
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.
A short but thorough list with suggestions on how to explain death to children.
The Coalition to Support Grieving Students was convened by the New York Life Foundation, a pioneering advocate for the cause of childhood bereavement, and the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, which is led by pediatrician and childhood bereavement expert David J. Schonfeld, M.D.