Saying goodbye to a loved one who has died is never easy, but experts agree that children should be given the choice to attend the funeral and participate in the memorialization process, in ways that feel meaningful and important to them.
Here is an easy-to-read guide to help parents and caregivers talk to children about funerals. The guide discusses:
- Death and funerals
- Youth involvement in memorialization
- Preparing youth for funeral attendance
- Preparing youth for viewing loved ones
Take five minutes to watch the video below to see how several children faced the loss of a loved one and how their participation in the memorialization process helped with the healing process.