Did you know?

* Studies in 1993 and 1995 found that many children who suffer bereavement go on to have emotional and learning difficulties. And it's not uncommon for bereaved youngsters to suffer from ill health. Serious bereavement weakens the immune system for up to 18 months

* School can be a positive force in the grieving process - children find the unchanging routine comforting

* About one in 30 of us will experience the death of a parent before we turn 19

* Before the age of six, most children see death as temporary or reversible. By seven or eight, most understand that it is permanent. Adolescents usually have an "adult" understanding of death

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