Loss from a Child’s Perspective

Loss from a Child’s Perspective

“My mother died when I was 5 years old. I felt like I was insignificant as if I was getting smaller and smaller … so unimportant that I might disappear. It’s very hard to explain, but I believed I was wrong, somehow. For years I felt like I was on the outside of...
Helping Children Cope with Grief

Helping Children Cope with Grief

It is important to note that children have many questions about death, and these are usually different than the ones that occur to adults. Children’s questions deserve simple, straight forward answers. Initial Steps The first task of a grieving child is to make sense...
10 Facts about Grief and Grieving

10 Facts about Grief and Grieving

One reason that we often find grief such a difficult challenge is that we have never learned what to expect. The following facts will help you understand some crucial truths about grief and grieving and how we can work through the process to find healing.     1....
Understanding Bereavement

Understanding Bereavement

How are we to understand bereavement? Over the years, there have been numerous attempts to explain it. Perhaps the most influential and well-known theory has been that of Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, who in her 1969 book “On Death and Dying” focused on an emotional...
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