Chapter 7: Staying connected with the person who died
The power of rituals and traditions
Rituals can be a powerful way to maintain a connection with someone who has died. They can be based on ancient traditions, or they can be brand new ones created as a family. Finding ways to remember and continue to care about the person is a significant part of supporting grieving children. It teaches them that the person who died remains an important part of their life, and that death doesn't end a relationship.