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Irish Independent - Health & Living - - MIND YOURSELF -

RE­MEM­BER: BE­REAVE­MENT IS NOT JUST AN EVENT FOR A CHILD —

Be­reave­ment be­comes part of a child’s life. He or she will feel the loss at dif­fer­ent oc­ca­sions and at dif­fer­ent land­mark stages in their lives such as birth­days, First Com­mu­nions, Con­fir­ma­tions, 21st birth­days or wed­dings — and of­ten when they reach the age at which a par­ent died.

It is im­por­tant, says Kee­gan, to re­mem­ber this and not to ex­pect a child to process a loss within a par­tic­u­lar pe­riod.

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