Children grieve when they lose a loved one — whether it’s a pet or a friend or a family member. “Grief is like having something we love and care about, missing it when it’s taken away, and wanting it back again,” explains Jackie Kite. Kite is the program manager of Journey, Seattle Children’s grief and loss support program for families grieving the death of a child. “Grief is a normal and natural process,” she adds.
Read on to learn how to support your child through the losses they are sure to face.