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1703, 2020

Helping Children with Funerals

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The Adult as Role Model and Helper A child you care about is grieving. If you, too, loved the person who died, you are now faced with the difficult but critical task of helping both yourself and the child heal. Throughout the coming months you will be both a role [...]

1703, 2020

Helping Children Cope With Grief

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When Someone Loved Dies Adults grieve. So do children. As an adult or child, experiencing grief means to "feel," not just to "understand." Anyone old enough to love is old enough to grieve. Even before children are able to talk, they grieve when someone loved dies. And these feelings about [...]

1703, 2020

How to Talk to the Children and Teens in Your Life About the Newtown, CT Tragedy

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Once again we are faced with the traumatic, violent deaths of a group of innocent people, this time precious children in Newtown, Connecticut. I have been asked to provide some guidelines on how to communicate with children and teens about this tragedy. If you know of others who might benefit [...]

1703, 2020

Finding the Right Words: Guidelines on how to talk to grieving children about death

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Through the years I have learned a great deal from many grieving children and their families. They have taught me which words work best when talking to children about death. Here are some general concepts I suggest companions use when talking with children about death, dying, grief, and mourning. Talk [...]