Children sense the emotions around them, react to body language and overhear conversations. We want to protect our children, but its not helpful to exclude or isolate them. After a loss, as an ADULT, we may be numb with shock, overwhelmed with sadness, physically overcome by our grief, just totally at a loss. And then there are the children, we can’t forget them. Unfortunately when a child deals with a loss, they face the cruel reality that the world is not always cupcakes and rainbows.