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Supporting Grieving Children When Going Back to School


Going back to school after losing a loved one can be difficult for any grieving child, but our research shows children do best when they stick to a routine as much as possible.


There will be many firsts in grief, and while so much is outside of your control, being there for your child can help support them as they head back to school.


⭐ In addition to the reminders below, don't forget to add a back-to-school milestone for your child in The Smile Network! Supporters can post encouraging words for the child to let them know they have people in their corner.


📚 Our research shows children do best when they stick to a routine as much as possible.

📚 Check in with your child(ren) to let them know you're thinking of them.

📚 By collaborating with your child's school, you're letting your child know there are other grownups who can help support them.


Read more tips from our Elizabeth's Smile team's Basics of Grief.

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