Grief and loss through the eyes of a young child

Perhaps you remember how poorly your parents handled a situation with you when they were trying to protect you from the reality of loss.

By BATYA L. LUDMAN
November 22, 2018 18:15
Grief and loss through the eyes of a young child

CHILDREN GRIEVE sporadically in between play and other activities. They won’t continuously be sad.. (photo credit: TNS)

 
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