Happy 4th of July my Helping Children Grieve friends!
I really appreciate all that has been shared and the readings. I think it is worth adding if it hasn’t already been said, that small children more often use symbols to talk about their grief, indirectly. They might draw a picture of a dog or cat getting hit by a car or squashed by something falling on it to share grief about the loss of a loved one. I have found that often in their play, kids will. indirectly express grief. Being sensitive and paying attention to these clues is important and helpful.