Children and young people grieve just as much as adults but they show it in different ways. They may have a limited ability to put feelings, thoughts and memories into words and tend to “act out” with behaviours rather than express themselves verbally.
Showing your grief will encourage them to express theirs. Their behaviour is your guide as to how they are and this is as true for a very young child as it is for a teenager.
Every child is unique and will cope with the death of someone important in their own way. There is no magic formula but there are local organisations listed below who may help you to better understand what it is that your grieving child needs.