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Adapted from resources provided by

 The Children’s Room Center for Grieving Children and Teenagers, Inc., Arlington, MA

When a child in the family dies, even if the death is not entirely unexpected, the entire family experiences a new sort of grief and loss. For many, this feeling settles over the entire family home like a cloud that shuts out the sun and makes things extremely challenging. As a parent whose child has died, you may find that you are so shaken by your grief that you do not know if and how you can manage the normal responsibilities of parenting your other children. You also don’t know how you can help them with their own sadness and grief.

There is good news. First, research has shown that each of us has the capacity to heal. Secondly, getting support to help you and your family process your grief can be extremely helpful in the grief process.

We hope you find the attached helpful: Parenting After Child Loss

We also recommend the National Alliance for Grieving Children when you can find more information and search for grief support in your area.