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Misconception: They’re Laughing and Playing, so They Aren’t Grieving

Reality: Children deal with intense emotions in short bursts – the behaviour is called “puddle jumping.” Even though they may appear happy, they are still grieving. Never make them feel their “non-sad” behaviour is naughty or disrespectful. It’s completely normal – children use play to cope.

Michelle LaRoweMisconception: They’re Laughing and Playing, so They Aren’t Grieving