For me, despite being horribley upsetting and traumatic, it helped me understand death and connect with other people who had experienced a loss and understand their grieving. But I think (and I've just thought of this) it could be the reason I am very protective over my possessions and never like to throw things away. ...Another effect was that I much prefer the company of boys to girls (I lost my Father) and even had a boyfriend at the age of 5 =S ... as 'Avian' said, it depends what age it happens. I was only 2, but I expect if you're older and have had more time to form a strong bond with the parent it could be worse or maybe they will feel lucky to have had time with them in the first place. =)
It depends on a lot of different things. The age of the child the strengths of the child, how the parent died etc. The most common problem may be depression but with a strong support system of family members the child should be able to come to terms. Another thing to look for is suicidal thoughts, loneliness, and depending on how the parent died the child may blame his/ her self. In which case professional medical help would be recommended.
You become like me lmao XD =^w^= not and good thing.
depends on his surrounding he grows..