HOW DO ADULTS CONFUSE THEIR CHILDREN IN BEREAVEMENT?

ACCREDITED SENIOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST/COUNSELLOR -Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

In mental
health, sometimes we find some adults confuse the children in bereavement
because they don’t show or can’t be able to show to their children what the
loss is.

Confusion

Sometimes
adults can confuse children by talking about a dead person being “lost”. A child may feel that if they are “lost”,
that they can go and find them. This can create confusion and make their
feelings even more muddled up. They may have different people looking after
them, different ways of doing things and so on.
So, it is normal for them to feeling different emotions, including
confusion and anger.

At times,
a child may feel like laughing or giggling and then feeling bad because they
do. They may want to go back to school but find it hard to concentrate and get
told off. They may then come home to a family who is sad, and everyone…

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