We never expect children to die, even when they are seriously ill. It can be hard enough navigating our own feelings when a child dies, let alone trying to explain that unexpected loss to a child. Most adults tell children that people die “when they are very, very old” and that they won’t die “for a long time.” When a child dies, that narrative is disrupted for everyone. When the child who dies was a sibling, it can be even harder for the child to understand their feelings. The child can be very confused, and the grief can be overwhelming. This program will discuss ways to talk about sibling death with children in an honest and age-appropriate way.
This event is in honor of National Brother and Sister Day
Brothers and sisters know you like no one else ever will.