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How do you help a 5-year-old grieve?

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There is no pastoral handbook for this one. Yet, when my dear friend and deacon in my church was killed in a car crash 3 months ago, his wife and 2 young children were left shocked and full of questions. This includes his really smart and spunky 5-year-old daughter, who I met with on Monday. Grief is a good thing and all who have experienced this kind of loss needs to grieve. However, how do you help a 5-year-old girl experience grief that is good and helpful?

Brian Croft gives some sober, sound advice on helping a 5-year-old grieve over the sudden loss of her daddy.

Written by Jeremy Walker

Wednesday 7 March 2012 at 19:20

Posted in Pastoral theology

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