Who has more difficulty dealing with major loss?

Children have more difficulty dealing with major loss. Grieving children do not experience the same response to loss as adults and may not show their feelings as readily or openly. It is not unusual for children to express grief or occasional responses to grief, but the reality is that children have greater difficulty than adults managing emotional responses to grief and trauma. In truth, because children grieve longer than adults, children in mourning require frequent assessment, discussion, and acknowledgement of their feelings.