Parenting Positively: Coping with Death - Baranados/Family Support Agency

This booklet is for parents or carers of children between the ages of 6 and 12. It aims to give some explanation of how children at various stages of development understand death and will help those who are faced with the difficult task of talking to children about death and dying.

Death is an inevitable part of life and grief is a universal human process. We cannot shield children from  the reality of death or the pain of loss. What we can do is help them to understand and grieve, and so equip them to be better able to cope

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Guide to Coping with Christmas - The Compassionate Friends

This useful guide aims to support parents who have lost a child.

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When Someone Dies: Practical and Emotional Help at a Difficult Time

This booklet from Marie Curie provides an overview of the practical and emotional issues that may come up when someone close to you dies. It’s split into sections so you can easily find the information that you need at a time that’s right for you.

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Anam Cara:  Supporting Parents after Bereavement

A range of booklets in pdf format from Anam Cara, providing bereaved parents with guidance. Click titles below to view.

A Dad's Grief: What helped us

A Mother's Grief: What helped us

Self Care: How Can it Help

Supporting my Family

Coping with the Sudden Death of Your Child

Milestones and Challenges

Adults Grieving the Death of a Brother or Sister