For kids, the holidays are supposed to be filled with joy and excitement. However, for some children who have suffered a recent loss, the holidays can be especially hard.
This is a good article about helping children during the Holiday season cope with grief.
The biggest thing parents, teachers and grief counselors can do is listen to kids and let them know its is alright to grieve. especially during these sad times. Helping children cope with grief is best done through new rituals or expressions during the Holiday season. A memory box is an excellent example found in the article. In the end, remember, children grieve like all of us over the loss of a loved one and not to ignore their grief.
If you are interested in how to become a grief counselor, then please review our program. Our program in grief counseling consists of four core courses. If you wish to become a certified grief counseling, qualified professionals need to take these courses to become certified.
For those interested in learning more about child grief, qualified professionals can then, after completing the first certification, can enter into the child grief counseling program.
In the meantime, please pay extra attention to your children, especially if someone passed away earlier this year. Also, if you have any questions, please let us know and enjoy the blog.
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