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Grief is a natural reaction to loss, but it can be a strong, sometimes overwhelming emotion for people. Grief can be confusing for children, and they may show grief in many ways, depending on their age. When parents are dealing with their own grief, helping their children cope with death and loss can be challenging.
On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, a special edition of "Ask the Mayo Mom" will focus on helping children cope with grief and death. Host and Mayo Clinic pediatrician, Dr. Angela Mattke is joined by Jenn Rodemeyer, a child life specialist and manager of Child Life at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center, and Dr. Daniel Hilliker, chair of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology at Mayo Clinic.