RETURNING TO SCHOOL FOLLOWINGABEREAVEMENT—
Going back to school following the loss of a loved one can be very challenging, says Jones.
Parents should always discuss the return with the child and acknowledge that it may be difficult. It is also important to ensure that the school principal and the child’s teacher is aware of the bereavement before the child returns. Request that a key person, someone to whom the child can talk, be made available school — this may be the classroom teacher. Ask that this person check in gently with the child on their first day or two back.
Make sure your child feels supported