Sharing the news of your child’s death with anyone is not easy, but doing so with a child’s surviving siblings may be the hardest. The following sibling support information is to serve as a guide to help your child deal with the death of a sibling, as well as to give you an idea of what to expect from your child after learning about their sibling’s death.

Explaining Death to Children

Explaining death to children can be tricky, as they may have a hard time understanding and/or processing the concept. These tips will help you navigate the explanation process.

Explaining Burial & Cremation to Children

There are extra complexities involved in explaining what burial and cremation are and how they work to children. We provide tips on what language to use to help you with your explanation.

FAQs from Children

Explore some common questions children ask about death and our suggested responses.

Sibling Grief Tips for Children

These tips will help your child process their grief and will help you understand what to expect from them.

Incorporate Siblings in Remembering

Explore some ideas on incorporating siblings in remembering the brother or sister they lost and making them a part of your rituals.

Books on Death and Grief for Children

Explore some selected books to help navigate these difficult conversations with children.

How One Family Spoke to Their Surviving Child

Read how one set of parents communicated the tragic loss of their infant to their other child.