Its particularly difficult to know how a child will handle a death and a cremation service in Clarksville, TN. Many parents and guardians struggle with what to say and how to speak to children about death – especially since losing a loved one is never easy, and everyone handles these losses in different ways including children.
You have to keep in mind that every child is different and will deal with grief in a different way. Be prepared that just because one kid was more open to communicate another kid may not be the same, and keep these tips in mind:
You can also help your child manage and understand his grief through various activities. There are lots of activities to try, from one to get him talking about his feelings or one to have him create something to keep memories of the deceased. For example, you can try creating a memory box.
Help the child make a special box in which he can keep keepsakes that remind him of the deceased. For younger children you can build the box and help them decorate it, while older children might be able to build the box themselves. You can also try a feeling matching game in which the child connects his feelings with positive actions in order to help him work through what he’s feeling.
Sykes Funeral Home & Crematory is here to help if you want to learn more about dealing with loss or Clarksville, TN cremation services. Please stop by and visit us or give us a call for more information on what we can do for you in your time of loss.