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Loss of child

Children are gifts, and sometimes they're gone too soon. If you've lost a child in your life, this is the ultimate tragedy. Finding a path through this heartbreak is difficult.

Coping with the loss of a child

The loss of a child is devastating and life-changing. Parental bereavement is something nobody should ever have to experience, and this grief is often felt by all. During the earliest stages of grief, it's normal to experience numbness and lasting pain. Over time, parents lean on their support system to build a path through this grief, discovering ways to honor their child's life and memory.

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Helping a loved one deal with the loss of a child

The death of a child is an acute, unique loss that's hard to understand if you've never experienced it yourself. That being said, there are still many ways to help a loved one who lost a child. Regardless of the age of the child, this type of pain is something that will never truly heal. You can offer your unyielding support and compassion to be there when they need it most.

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Remembering a child who died

After the loss of a child, the world seems like a darker place. In reality, it's brighter simply because they were here, even if just for a little while. There are so many ways to honor a child and practice remembrance. From planning a meaningful memorial service to helping other parents who are in a similar situation, these small acts of kindness bring about real change.

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All Articles about Loss of child

15 Memoirs & Fiction Books About Losing a Child

By Cassie Barthuly, BA in English

34 Heartbreaking Songs About Losing a Child

By Amy Wolkenhauer, BA in English/Creative Writing

How to Write a Eulogy for a Child + Examples

By Belinda McLeod, BA in Secondary Education

20 Types of Urns for an Infant, Toddler or Child’s Ashes

By Sherrie Johnson, BA in Liberal Studies

18 Funeral Poems for a Daughter or Daughter-in-Law

By Belinda McLeod, BA in Secondary Education

15+ Popular Funeral Poems for a Son or Son-in-Law

By Belinda McLeod, BA in Secondary Education

24 Best Funeral Songs for a Son or Stepson

By Kate Wight, BA in English

Bereaved Parents Awareness Month 2022: Date + Activities

By Sherrie Johnson, BA in Liberal Studies

How to Write a Eulogy for a Daughter (With Examples)

By Sherrie Johnson, BA in Liberal Studies

How to Write a Eulogy for a Son or Son-in-Law (With Examples)

By Sherrie Johnson, BA in Liberal Studies

How to Deal With Grief After an Ectopic Pregnancy

By Natasha Weiss, BA in Psychology

11 Popular Child Loss Blogs and Forums

By Dr. Alejandra Vasquez, JD, CT

How to Cope With PTSD After the Death of a Child

By Dr. Alejandra Vasquez, JD, CT

What Is Parental Grief and How Does It Work?

By Dr. Alejandra Vasquez, JD, CT

How to Handle Grief After an Abortion: Step-by-Step

By Natasha Weiss, BA in Psychology

What (and When) Is the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Walk?

By Amy Wolkenhauer, BA in English/Creative Writing