Children and Grief

DVD Release: April 23, 2013
Children and Grief


In the documentary-style film, Children and Grief, ten children come together to share their personal stories about the death of a loved one. They describe what grief means to them, how they cope, and advice for other children. These children are honest, brave and courageous in their storytelling and will leave you with a feeling of hope. This is the second film in Professor Child series of films focusing on challenging life events. The first film, Children and Divorce was released in July of 2012

Dove Review

This is a unique DVD in that it incorporates children talking through their grief following the death of close loved ones. They tell their stories, explain what they believe grief is, the worries and challenges and what has helped including advice they would pass on. The belief in life after death is mentioned.

One child shares a belief in reincarnation and one child states she doesn’t believe in life after death and a boy says he doesn’t believe in Hell. On the other hand, several children do believe in Heaven and in God and say so.

This could be a good DVD to help children deal with grief, if parents share guidance in using it as a tool. We are pleased to award this our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages but due to the emotional subject matter we encourage parents to not only watch this with their kids but take the time afterwards to discuss the issues brought forth in the film. This one can help during a difficult time.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: None
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Emotional subject matter as children talk about grief and their feelings about it.


Company: Professor Child
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 40 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter