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Five signs your child is grieving

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By accepting loss, we become emotionally healthy and are able to move forward, says Shellie Solomon, president of Children of Inmates based in nearby Broward County. The grieving process has five stages: blame, denial, guilt, anger and acceptance. Young children express these feelings through verbal, emotional and physical behaviors, such as: 

  • Talking or avoiding talk about the loss
  • Physical complaints, such as stomachaches or headaches
  • Academic failures or hyper achievement
  • Appearing clingy
  • Regressive behaviors, typically in older children


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