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Children’s Grief and Child Grief Resources

Thursday, November 19, 2020

We don’t often think about grief as an emotion a child can experience because it’s such a big emotion. We use more common emotions to explain what children experience, happiness, sadness, anger or fear. You might wonder, how can such a big emotion fit in such a tiny person? Grief is deep sorrow and can … Read More

GRIEVING ALONE; WHEN A PANDEMIC LIMITS YOUR ACCESS TO SOCIAL SUPPORTS 

Thursday, May 7, 2020

As human beings we are born with an instinctive drive for connectedness with others. This is evident in all we do throughout our lifetime. As an infant we depend on others to nourish, protect and care for us, as we grow we look to others to teach and guide us, befriend and entertain us, and so it … Read More

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