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Coping with particularly bad days

Coping with particularly bad days

At any point in the grieving process, a bereaved child or young person will have a particularly bad day, when their grief is particularly acute.

Here are some suggestions made by bereaved children and young people, which have helped them to cope on those days:-

Punch a pillow
Write emotions/ worries with a big marker pen
Kick a ball
Shout into a pillow
Stamp feet
Eat some chocolate
Watch TV
Listen to music
Talk to a friend
Have a bath
Go on the computer
Play an instrument
Be alone
Have a hug
Watch a film under the duvet
Have a hot chocolate
Relax on the sofa

What can adults do?

Ask what you can do to help, listen and give the child or young person some time out if they need it.