Grief and Kids

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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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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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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Losing Multiple Loved Ones

Experiencing the loss of a beloved friend or family member is extremely difficult. Each of us experiences grief whether the death was expected or not expected. The intensity and trauma of losing more than one person at the same time or within a very short time frame can impact a…...

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Memorial Ideas After Losing a Child

Experiencing the death of a child is one of the most difficult and traumatic events in life. The hole that the child or baby leaves in your heart is so big it feels like you will never be able to be whole again. That feeling is normal and is part…...

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To Mothers Who’ve Lost a Child

We all owe so much to our mothers whether we have a great relationship with them or not. Mother’s Day is a joy to many but for those who have lost a child at too young of an age, it can be another reminder of the pain that lingers. In…...

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How to Deal with the Loss of a Parent

Our relationships with our parents are typically complex and meaningful, whether for the good or bad. Parents can be both infuriating and lovable all at the same time. For some people, the death of a parent isn’t only a loss of a caretaker but also a best friend. Whatever your…...

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