Cupid's Pulse Article: Bobby Brown Rushes to Be with Daughter After Whitney Houston’s DeathCupid's Pulse Article: Bobby Brown Rushes to Be with Daughter After Whitney Houston’s Death

Bobby Brown dropped everything to be by his daughter’s side after Whitney Houston’s death.  Brown, Whitney Houston’s ex-husband, canceled a Nashville concert and instead visited his daughter Bobbi Kristina,18, upon her release from Cedars Sinai Medical Center, reports People.  When asked why Brown chose to fly to L.A., his agent said, “[Brown’s] love for his daughter and his daughter being in the hospital.  He wants to go be with his daughter.”  Bobbi Kristina was hospitalized after “having a complete breakdown” Saturday night.  She has since been cleared medically and released.

How do you help your children cope with a parent’s death?

Cupid’s Advice:

Though a loved one’s death is hard on everyone, the situation is especially tough for a child.  Here are a few ways to help your children cope with a parent’s death:

1. Explain death:  Understanding death is difficult at a young age.  If your children are very young, you must find a way to explain it in terms they will understand.  This is also a time to share some of your religious beliefs with your child.

2. Mourn the loss: Don’t try to put up a strong front for your children.  Grief is more easily overcome when you are able to openly talk about it.  Start the healing process by mourning with your children.

3. Ask for help: Don’t be afraid to ask for outside help.  If coping with your loss while supporting your children is too big of a burden, hire a counselor.  Professional help may enable progress when you are unable.

Have you and your children ever had to deal with the death of a loved one?  Feel free to leave a comment below.