This is taken from a brochure written by Marcia G. Scherago, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., published by Medic Publishing, and distributed by the Centering Corporation.

Certain responses to the death of a brother or sister are common. Being aware of these responses will help you to be sympathetic and perhaps also will help the child work through his or her feelings.

  • The response of denial.
  • The response of sadness.
  • The response of anxiety.
  • The response of bodily distress and behavior problems.
  • The response of anger and blame.
  • The response of guilt.
  • The response of depression.
  • The response of misbehavior.
  • The response of indifference.
  • The response of fear.
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