A parent dies—What happens now?
Separate your own trauma and grief from your child’s. “
This is desperately hard because it’s impossible not to identify with what your child is going through,” writes
After the Crash
“You have, after all, lost the same person. But children, especially young children, process a loved one’s passing differently from adults. They can lack an appreciation of its implications and can repeatedly ask for their missing mom or dad. This is normal and don’t let it upset you.”