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Posted on Aug 3, 2015 in Children, Death, Depression, Grief, Loss, News

Surviving the Death of a Child

It is very difficult to lose a child. Parents are not supposed to see their children die, and no parent will ever be ready for the death of a child. It is very important to understand that there is no correlation between how long a child has lived and the enormity of your loss. A parent -whether father or mother- is intimately entwined in the day to day life of their young child. The death of a child therefore leaves behind a crushing emptiness. Loss of an Older child When  an older child or an adolescent dies, it becomes more difficult as children by this age are just starting to be aware of what they can do, and beginning the road to be independent individuals. In case of the death of an adult child, the parents not only lose their child, but also a close friend and a link to their grandchildren. They lose an irreplaceable source of practical and emotional support. The parents lose their identity of being...

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