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children’s grief

Why Can Halloween Be so Difficult for the Grieving Person?

Monday, October 28, 2019

When someone experiences the loss of a loved one, the imagery of Halloween can be a virtual nightmare. Visions of “in your face” makeshift cemeteries, coffins on display and ghosts or other beings hanging from front yard trees might cause flashbacks to the agonizing loss of a loved one. Be aware that costumes of zombies, … Read More

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How to help a Grieving Early Elementary Age Child

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Early elementary age children are still trying to understand what death means and often they have confused thoughts about what death is.  They may still think that death is temporary.  They may also think they person who died may still feel things, such as hunger or sadness.  They may want to leave things for the … Read More

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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

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