TAKE NOTE: NORMAL RESPONSES FOR A GRIEVING CHILD
Many grieving children will do well when grieving.
The normal behaviors for a grieving child are:
- Displaying a need for some privacy, during which they will need to sort out their own thoughts
and put together their understanding of how things have changed in their life.
- Irritability,abrupt reactions that are new behaviors.
- Tears, often shed in privacy, when they are sure no one is watching.
- Activity, a higher levelof activity, that expresses the energy from the complex feelings they experience.
- Expressions of anger and frustration.
- Clinging, or an unusual need for reassurance.