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School after a death of a parent

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The start of the school year was always a time of celebration for my husband. Mimicking the practices of his mother, he insisted on a “first day of school” picture with our son out in front of our house. But in November of my son’s second grade year, my husband died suddenly in an automobile … Read More

Grief Buddies Needed for Healing Hearts Grief Camp

Monday, August 5, 2019

Each fall Midland Care hosts a children’s grief camp for children ages 6 – 12 who are grieving the death of a loved one.  It takes a village of staff and volunteers to prepare and run the grief camp.  Over 30 volunteers attend camp to make sure everything runs smoothly. One of the most important … Read More

Healing Hearts Children’s Grief Camp

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Often grieving children feel very alone.  They think they are the only child who is grieving, sometimes even when there are other children in the same house who are also grieving.  There is something that happens when a large group of grieving children get together that is difficult to put words to.  The outcome is … Read More

Helping Grieving Kids Handle Anger

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Children and teens often have feelings of anger as they are grieving.  However, anger is frequently misunderstood.  This can be due to the fact that adults don’t think of anger as being an expression of grief.  They are ready for children to feel sad and to cry, but they are ill prepared to handle their … Read More

A Creative Outlet for Grieving Families of All Ages

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Get creative with your grief. You’ve heard before that everyone grieves differently, but what does this mean? The grief journey is a deeply personal time in one’s life and each person will express their feelings in their own way. Midland Care reaches out to people in a variety of venues to help them come to … Read More

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Summer Grief Bursts

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

During the warmer months of the year, many people/families spend time together doing outdoor activities, such as picnics, fishing, walking, biking, camping, etc.  When a person/family has experienced the death of a loved one, they may not have the energy to participate in these activities or they may feel unable to participate in these activities … Read More

How Preschoolers Experience Grief

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Preschool aged children often struggle with understanding that death is permanent.  This can be hard on their parents/guardians, as it can require their parent/guardian to repeatedly tell them about the death.  Even after hearing the person has died, preschoolers often spend time looking for him/her. Regardless of their understanding about the permanence of death, the … Read More

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