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Helping Children Understand and Cope with Death

Margaret Young R.N., Utah State University

Exact publication date is unknown but is estimated to have been in 1989.


To mention the words, children and death, in the same breath is almost inconceivable. The one is life, sunshine, and laughter. The other is closure, and darkness, and tears. Yet death touches each one of us, including children. To understand life is to understand that there is also death, and as children grow and develop, they observe that what lives must also die.