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Although your child’s reactions to the death of his or her sibling will be unique, there are certain common emotions that are expressed in the grief process by everyone, including children. The foll...
The way in which children may respond to the death of their brother or sister is influenced by many factors. These include the meaning of the relationship (protector, rival, ally, only sibling, playma...
What Grieving Parents Want You to Know Please don’t avoid me. You can’t catch my grief. My world is painful and when you are too afraid to call me or say anything, you isolate me at a time when ...
When a baby or young child dies from SIDS, accident or sudden onset illness, the following guidelines may help you in supporting your other children:
It is possible to reassure your children that you will be okay, even though you are sad now.
The birth of your next baby will almost inevitably re-awaken your grief for your child who has died. It will be a time of sadness, grief, joy, pride, relief and probably anxiety.
Your new baby will bring joy but maybe also sorrow, as you remember the older brother or sister whom he or she will never know.
Your Rights and Obligations or Decisions When Your Baby Has Been Born Still or Died Soon After Birth
Birth Registration States and Territories may have varying requirements around registering a birth so check with your hospital about these.