Anger and Grief in Children

Anger is one of the most common expressions of grief, yet it is often the most mis-understood. While most people expect to see sadness and crying as expressions of grief, anger often accompanies grief as well.

Because anger is often an unexpected reaction to loss, many do not know how to react to its appearance and may become concerned that it is not “appropriate to be angry”when someone dies. Remember, that everyone grieves differently and that ALL emotions are appropriate. The actions that accompany the emotion may not always be the most helpful…

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