Death of a Parent
Cassandra Aiken & Nicole Hammer
Effects of on Family Structure
Parents death ends a child's relationship with someone of central emotional importance with potential for; straining his or her relationship with the remaining parent, worsening the family's economic status and living situation, creating pressure on responsibilities of the dead parents and isolating the child from friends.
Death of a Parent in the Media
Both of his parents were murdered when he was a baby
The Last Song
Father passed away to cancer
The Lion King
Father was murdered by his brother
Children and Adults Reaction to Loss and Grief
Adults and children essentially go through the same stages of grief but children display them differently then adults do. These stages include shock and numbness followed by grief and depression, then an emotionally distancing from the loss, and finally creative adaptation to the loss.