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Helping children grieve

How can I tell if my children are grieving properly? They almost don’t seem to notice that their dad is gone half the time. But my son is getting in trouble at school which he never did before. 
Children grieve in fits and starts according their personality, developmental stage, and environment. It is up to all of us who surround children in grief to help them express their feelings of fear and bewilderment and sadness. They may express it through words, or play or behavior. We cannot save them from their grief, nor demand that it look just like ours. Also, we need to let them see our grief which helps them feel less alone. 

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