resources For the Grieving sibling
Grieving the loss of a baby is difficult for adults, but it also impacts the brothers and sisters who were waiting for their sibling to come home. Children grieve very differently than adults because of their understanding of the world, and the age of your living child/children plays an important role in how you should support them in processing their grief. Symptoms of grief can be found in infants as young as a few months and in children teetering on adulthood. Allowing your child to see you grieving gives them permission to grieve, so it is important to keep an open dialogue with your child about everyone's feelings. While it may seem "selfish", it is also important to take care of yourself so that you are able to support your child emotionally and physically. Spend time together and remind them that you love them.