How the Grieving Process Differs for Children Who Have Lost Parents vs. Parents Who Have Lost Children


by : 
Mahati S.


Death is inevitable, and along with it, so is grief. The process of grieving encompasses a large range of emotions. The experience is different for everybody and continues to change as we age. Multiple studies have found that the grieving process is significantly different in adults than in children, for a variety of reasons. However, many of the authors did not study the adults' experiences in depth, sparking my curiosity. Through extensive research and interviews, I explored the grieving process in both children who have lost parents and parents who have lost children, specifically how they differ.