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Grief: Children and Families – Two Touching Videos

Children and Grief

This video provides an insider view of children who have been affected by grief. It details how their loved one died and who informed them of their passing. Ages of the participants range from 4 to 14 years old.

This video also touches on the emotions that each age group feels when they are confronted by grief. It provides a raw, emotional, present-day narrative as to what happens when a child’s world is affected by death.


Sesame Street: When Families Grieve: Exclusive Preview

Sesame Street, a popular children’s television show, produces this video on how families grieve. A variety of circumstances for a parent’s passing is discussed, including illness and military service. Each narrative differs in the stages of emotions displayed.

Children also discuss coping skills that they use through this painful time. The main character of Sesame Street, Elmo, incorporates a skit about grief from a child’s perspective.

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