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Conversation starters to help your children process their emotions
By Focus on the Family Singapore | 21 July 2021
When we hear of horrific news, whether it is close to home or far away, we often feel reverberations of shock and are in denial—the first stage of grief.
As many of our children went back to school today, there perhaps could be a mixture of feelings from worry to anxiety, as with many questions that are still unanswered.
As adults, while we may not have all the answers to our children's questions, we can be better equipped to handle these big emotions. How can we help our children process their grief, rage or shock when it overflows at an unexpected time?
Here are some tips to consider:
As you work through their grief, shock and trauma together, we hope that you will also discover a closer, more secure relationship with them.
When a loved one dies: Understanding grief in children, retrieved from Focus on the Family Canada
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This article is part of a series of resources supported by the Musim Mas BlueStar* fund, administered by The Majurity Trust, to address mental health needs of children and youth.
Is your child battling depression or other issues? Make an appointment with a counsellor today.
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