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Fellow SMB Angeline has also written a nice article on this topic with examples. Do note that very young children are concrete, meaning that they cannot understand concepts that they can't see such as philosophy, heaven and death. A general rule of thumb is, the younger the child, the more concrete they are so be sure to use age-appropriate words when explaining abstract concepts.
If you're interested to read more, here are other useful sites:
- Institute of Mental Health (IMH): Coping with bereavement
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN): The Typical Grieving Process
- Association for Death Education & Counselling (ADEC): Children's Grief
This post is part of my infographic series on the Psychology of Parenting.
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