Former primary school teacher Catherine Lynch, of education resources and lesson plan experts PlanBee, has step-by-step advice for parents.
5. Adults are suffering, too
Expect everyone in your household (this includes adults) to have times where everything feels overwhelming. For children, this may present in more challenging behaviour as they struggle to regulate their emotions. They may also start acting as if they are much younger than they are, seeking lots of cuddles, wanting to be spoon fed at mealtimes, demanding they are given something unrealistically expensive, and being completely devastated when something small doesn’t work out as they hoped.
6. Remember your loved one
Share memories of the person who has died. This is especially important at the moment when only a small number of family members are permitted to attend funerals. You may want to plan a memorial service for when restrictions have been lifted. Holding your own, personal ritual as a household is a lovely, gentle way to say goodbye. Encourage your child to draw pictures or write messages to put in a memory box.