There is no typical reaction as everyone handles loss differently, some people may even laugh. This is not them being disrespectful but a coping mechanism. The loss of someone close through death is a traumatic and painful event for most people.
For many children and young people, the death of a parent, sibling, friend or relative can be extremely difficult because it may be hard to understand, show and talk about your feelings. It’s usual to feel angry, guilty, fearful, worried, numb and many other emotions that might frighten or overwhelm you.
Take every day as it comes and try to make it count.
It is sometimes hard to accept that a loved one is not going to be there anymore and it can help to talk or send messages to them.
If you don’t want to talk out loud, you could write a letter, poem or song, draw a picture or make a photo collage. Let your emotions out in a creative way which you enjoy. Staying active with at least 30 minutes of exercise three times per week is also important for maintaining your physical health.