When a child loses their mom at an early age, how should they cope growing up???
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Sharon - posted on 04/28/2010
How early? For some kids, its all they've ever known & its no issue.
For after toddlerhood, the special mom child bond was severed and without proper support it never heals.
Later into the preteens/early teens if the death was sudden & unexpected there could be issues, if there was time to come to grips with the illness & proper support.....
JuLeah - posted on 04/28/2010
There is no should. It depends on the child, their age when they lost their parent, who their primary care giver is after the loss.....
There are many books, support groups and such out there if the child is expressing pain
Counselors have a place too
There is a camp called Courageous Kids - for kids who have lost a parent. I knew a few children who love this camp
Maria - posted on 04/28/2010
My step son lost his mom last year, it was a drug overdose and he was with her when she passed. He did sleep alot for the first couple of weeks following during the day and wasn't able to sleep at night. Because his mom had died at night. He felt guilty about it but we took him to counciling and it helped. He got mad easily during the first year and now he is doing much better and he feels like he didn't need counciling and had his last session this week. He is strong and has over come the first year, which is the hardest.
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