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If you have recently lost a loved one due a wrongful death, you are surely going through an extremely difficult time. It can be hard to understand exactly what is going on. You may find it hard to do the simplest daily tasks such as getting out of bed, making a meal or going to work.

As hard as it may be to deal with the loss of your loved one, you must not forget that your child will be trying to cope with the loss as well. Children can have a hard time coping and you may not see it in the same way as you may in an adult.

As a parent it is important that you understand your child’s need for guidance, love, and support through the difficult time. To help your child through the time of mourning you can:

  • Encourage your child to open up. A child often becomes quiet and may not want to talk to anyone regarding the pain he feels. As a parent, try to encourage your child to speak with other trusted relatives and friends.
  • Promote support. Children must continue on with their daily routines such as school. You can speak with your child’s teachers and school counselor about receiving support during the school day.
  • Find a therapist. It may be beneficial for your child to be able to talk with someone outside their close circle of friends and family. A therapist is a great person for your child to speak with and open up to.
  • Get a support group. Most likely, there are other children in your area that have gone through similar experiences. This may help your child cope with the loss.

If you have suffered the loss of a loved one it is important that you seek compensation for your losses. Call an experienced Green Bay wrongful death attorney at 800-800-5678 today for a free case evaluation.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham
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