Children’s Grief By Age

Children deal with grief differently at different ages. We’ve broken down the age groups to help you understand a child’s concept of death and common grief reactions based on age. Many other factors besides age and developmental level affect a child’s concept of death and experience of grief including personality, life experiences, culture, level of support, religious/philosophical beliefs, etc. This information is presented as a guide based on age, not as a strict tool.

0-2 years old

3-5 years old

6-8 years old

9-12 years old

13-18 years old