Helping your children deal with death

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Helping your children deal with death

Helping your child deal with loss or a death in the family is very difficult time. Particularly, because usually it’s a grandparent, it’s an aunt or an uncle, and you as a parent are dealing with your own emotions at the same time. And often how your child’s reacting can fall under the radar for you. But it’s important that you acknowledge their feelings. You have to help them understand that grieving is a process and it’s okay to go through it. It’s okay to cry. It’s okay to feel sad. It’s okay to feel confused about the future and what it may hold. And that it’s okay to talk about how they feel. And the only way they’re going to feel comfortable with that is if you’re able to share with them how you feel. So have an honest discussion with them about the person who has passed on and how you responded to it and how you plan to go forward.

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Timothy J. Wheeler, the managing partner of the law firm Greene, Broillet & Wheeler LLP.  He has extensive trial experience in a variety of areas including product liability, general negligence and auto product liability. Tim was named the Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability by Best Lawyers in America for 2013. He was a three-time finalist for the prestigious Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, presented by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), for his outstanding trial record and involvement and commitment to consumer rights. Tim is a graduate of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA (J.D., 1978), Tim attended Santa Clara University (BS, cum laude, Political Science, 1975), and was a recipient of the Jesuit Scholarship. While at Loyola High School, Tim's excellence in all areas of student life was recognized by the faculty, which bestowed upon him The Loyola Award. Tim and his wife Nancy reside in Manhattan Beach,  have been married for 37 years and have four adult children, Matt, Tim, Danny, and Mary and two grandchildren, Lily and Grace. 

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