“What Children Have Taught Me About Grief”
From “Healing the Hurt, Restoring the Hope” by Suzy Yehl Marta

  • Grief is normal.
  • Children and teens who experience loss are wise beyond their years.
  • Grieving children and adolescents are frightened and overwhelmed by their feelings.
  • Both children and teens need adults to protect them and guide them through the grief process.
  • Grieving youngsters need to be reassured that they can survive the crisis.
  • Children want to talk about the loss event but hesitate to initiate the conversation.

In my few years of experience with grieving kids, I have found all of this be true. The wisdom they have at such a young age is the most amazing to me and I often end up learning a thing or two from them!