Teenagers and Loss

  The teenage years can be a time of struggling with everything and everyone from parents, friends, school and authority.  The difficulty of teenagers separating from parents/family, becoming their own person and creating the independence necessary for their future can be a stressful process.  Now, add components of grief and loss.  How does this look […]

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Grade School Aged Children with Grief and Loss

  Today I am going to focus on children aged 7 to 11; keep in mind the age grouping is approximate due to children developing and maturing at different rates. Some of the information being pointed out about grief and loss experiences is meant to be a “heads up” not as an overall expectation for […]

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Younger Children and Loss

I won’t delve into the reality of many adults having their own anxieties about death which can hinder their ability to help children deal with death and loss.  Cartoons tell it all, don’t they? I am going to briefly touch base from a generalized perspective on grief and loss related to children approximately ages 2 […]

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Helping You with Children, Funerals and Grief

  Frequently I am asked if a child should go to the funeral home.  I will never tell someone what to do but, below I will offer a few points for consideration. Future emotional development can be affected if a child is prevented from attending the funeral. Do not force a child to participate in […]

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