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Teens: ways to console a grieving teenager

Teen grief: ways for adults to console a grieving teenager
Teens have their own unique way of dealing with grief, and sometimes you can feel rather alienated from the very people you are trying to help. This page covers ways in which adults can help grieving teens.

Teen grief: ways for friends to console a grieving teenager
The death of a loved one can be very difficult for teens. They are most likely to seek solace from their friends, who may feel they're making "mistakes" in how they deal with it. However, the biggest mistake would be to not try at all.

How to help children of all ages through grief
Children of different ages react to the death of a loved one very differently. Here, we cover how to explain to children, from infants to teenage years, that a death has occurred and how to help them through the grieving process.

Helping children through grief whilst grieving yourself
Grieving can be especially overwhelming for parents. You not only have to find the strength to deal with your own grief, but you have to support your children through it. How do you provide hope to your child when you've lost your own?

10 strategies for coping with grief
Grief is a personal experience, unique to each mourner and unique to each loss. Grief comes in waves, as times of peace and calm are suddenly shattered by overpowering emotion. The following strategies provide a few suggestions to help you ride out the waves.

How to console a grieving friend
There are many ways to help the bereaved during the grieving process. As a friend, it is important to be there during this difficult time. Read this page for helpful and practical ideas for helping your friend through their bereavement.

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You may find our other articles in the Grief Library section helpful too.

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