Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Nine Ways to Help Mourning Children Return to School | griefministerdotcom

Practical suggestions for helping children who are grieving by preparing them and the school, especially:

"Assure your child that they don’t have to answer every question if they feel uncomfortable doing so.  Tell her or him that they have a right to privacy when questioned by anyone at the school.

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Set up a plan for when your child may be overwhelmed by his or her grief at school.  One suggestion is to arrange between the child and school staff for special permission for the child to leave the classroom and go to a designated safe place to receive support and comfort.  The child should understand that this permission is not an excuse to get out of everyday school work or responsibilities."


From griefminister.com

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