Helping Children

When we ourselves are grieving it is often easy to forget that others are grieving When as well, and that their grief is different than our own. Children grieve very differently than adults, and the age or maturity level of the child greatly determines how they grieve.  Understanding how children grieve differently can lessen conflicts, hurt, and misunderstanding within the family. Identifying early warning signs and getting professional help early is critical to helping children move forward and preventing future emotional damage.

The Knitting of Hearts
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.

Alphonse de Lamartine

Inner Resources

Your job as a parent is not to make your child’s way smooth, but rather to help her develop inner resources so she can cope.

Ellyn Satter

  Talking about Grief & Loss

5 Parenting Tips for Widows

In an interview with Karen Millsap from Widows at Work, Veronica Clarke shares what she’s learned about parenting her 4 children as a widow. She admittedly didn’t do everything “right” but that’s what’s so great about her story. She was able to learn WITH her children and in this video she shares the most important lessons.

Question & Answer

When do I need to get professional help?

Suicide Prevention

Grief can cause feelings of hopelessness that turn some people to thoughts about suicide. If you are in this place, please reach out and get help. There are people who love you and hope can be restored.  If someone you love is in this place, there are things you can do to reach out to them.