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Love on a Leash

summer 2016 newsletter

I Miss My Pet Helping a Child Cope with Pet Loss Part 2

Many people do not realize how traumatic and confusing death can be on a child. Although children tend to grieve for shorter periods of time, their grief is no less intense than that of adults. Children also will comeback to the subject. Parents should show patience when dealing with a grieving child. Here are some helpful tips for a grieving child. Give your child permission to work through their grief. Tell their teacher /counselor about the pet’s death. Encourage your child to talk freely about the pet. Give plenty of hugs and reassurance. Discuss death, dying and grief honestly Never say things like “God took your pet,” or the pet was “put to sleep. Your child will learn to fear God will

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