How To Help A Grieving Child
Bona|November 2019
When a parent dies, their child is left devastated and traumatised by the immense loss. Fundiswa Nkwanyana looks at ways to support a grieving child by teaching them healthy coping mechanisms.
Fundiswa Nkwanyana

Death is a part of life that cannot be avoided, and children are not spared the heartache that comes with losing the most important person in their life. In most cases, grief can cause physical pain, loss of appetite, rage, anxiety, remorse and regret. But, you can step in and help them deal with this pain.

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