The loss of a loved one is difficult for everyone. Children can experience many unpleasant consequences of losing someone. The child may suddenly experience various emotions such as sadness, fear, anger or confusion, which he or she must learn to cope with. In addition the child might experience feelings of loss: the loss of the person who is deceased, but also the loss of the role that person filled in his or her life.
It‘s very important for the child to be able to continue expressing the feelings associated with the loss of a loved one. Furthermore, the child need to learn to cope with these feelings to be able to continue with his or her life without the presence of the deceased person.
We always speak of grief when we experience loss. When it comes to grief, we tend to only think about coping with the loss of a loved one. However, we may also have to deal with grief moving to a new place or when a family member moves out.
There is nothing strange or unusual about grief. It is important that you know that grief is normal and that you are allowed to feel it. There is simply no manual for grief, telling us how long it’s supposed to last. Everyone mourns in their own way and at their own pace.
Normally, the intensity of grief decreases over time. However, when this process is disturbed, it can result in the loss of interest in life in general and it can interfere in many areas of the child’s life. When these symptoms occur, VidaSense can support children to deal with their grief.
If you want more information about how we can help with the grieving process, please feel free to contact us.
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