Grief and Kids

Helping Children with Grief and Loss

If you are a parent there is nothing harder than seeing your children experience grief and loss. You may feel hopeless in knowing how to help them. You want to just take away the pain. Seeing our children with grief and loss can be a struggle often because we may…...

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Movies That Speak to Our Grief

Curling up on the couch with a cozy blanket and a big bowl of popcorn can often be just what the doctor ordered. Movies that speak to our grief can help on the path to healing. The best movies are the ones that we can see ourselves in and have…...

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Christmas for Kids Who’ve Lost a Loved One

Even kids grieve around the holidays when they have lost a loved one. Here are 5 helpful tips to help them cope....

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Parenting while you Grieve

Raising children takes a lot of energy and sacrifice even on a good day. When you are parenting while you grieve, it becomes infinitely more challenging. Everyone grieves differently. Personality, relationship with someone who dies, overall mental and physical health can all affect the way that you grieve.  Parenting is…...

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Helping Children Understand Death

For young children especially, the days surrounding a death can be a confusing and disorienting time. Altered daily routines and unfamiliar sights and sounds can be difficult for them to understand and cope with. Children notice even the most subtle changes in their routines and surroundings. We must validate their…...

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Losing a Child

It has been said that parents who lose a child also lose the hopes, dreams, and expectations they had for that child. They lose a part of themselves. They lose their future because their child represents their sense of ongoing life. Psychologists believe, because of these reasons, the death of…...

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Mourning the Death of Your Pet

Having a beloved pet die is traumatic and painful, and the most natural thing in the world is to experience mourning over your pet. Our pets give us unconditional love, are always there to patiently listen to us when we need to talk, and are often our best friend. Even…...

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Children’s Books to Help with Grief and Loss

This day and age, the words death and dying are often overused term that refer to a phone battery dying. Someone asks why did they not answer a call, you may get the response “my phone was dead.” Maybe your kids are playing video games and they make comments such…...

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What You Can Do To Help Prevent Childhood Cancer

Currently,  after accidents, cancer is the second leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 14. There are steps we can take to try to change this statistic! September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month so along with talking about how you can prevent cancer in your own children, we…...

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Expressing Condolences and Showing Support after Suicide

It is often very difficult to know how to express your condolences when a friend or family member is experiencing the loss of a loved one by suicide. I know that a good friend of mine experienced the loss of her ex-husband by suicide and I was at a loss…...

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