Children & Grief
Grief often begins long before death. When a life-limiting diagnosis is given, grief can begin. When the loved one is declining, grief may increase. When the loved one is in pain and suffering, grief may amplify. We also understand that the months following a death can be difficult and confusing.
We are here for you and committed to providing you with support as you walk this journey of grief.
Children’s Grief: What does it look like?
A child/teen may not look like they are sad or grieving, but if “they are old enough to love, they are old enough to grieve."
Grief activities for children
There are many feelings that we have when someone dies. It’s different for everybody. There is no right or wrong way to feel. It’s okay if you cry and it’s okay if you don’t cry. You may feel sad or angry or shocked or confused or nothing at all. You may hurt in your...
Healing a Child’s Grieving Heart
Healing a Child's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends and Caregivers A compassionate resource for friends, parents, relatives, teachers, volunteers, and caregivers, this series offers suggestions to help the grieving cope with the loss of a loved...
The Invisible String
The Invisible String is a very simple approach to overcoming the fear of loneliness or separation with an imaginative flair that children can easily identify with and remember. Here is a warm and delightful lesson teaching young and old that we aren't ever really...
When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death
The authors explain in simple language the feelings people may have regarding the death of a loved one and the ways to honor the memory of someone who has died. For Primary age and up. [button...
Helping Children Cope with the loss of a Loved One
Vague answers often confuse children and increase their fears and uncertainty. Remember, children tend to take things literally. If we tell children that someone has gone on a long trip, they will expect that person to return and perhaps feel guilty that they drove...
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