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Child Grief Counseling Program Article on Children and the Dying

Child Grief Counseling Program Article on Children and the Dying

Great article regarding children and visiting a dying loved one.  It is important to include children in the grieving process as well.  Please also review our Child Grief Counseling Program The article, Five ways to prepare young children to visit a loved one who is dying,  by Jessica Hinton states “Death and dying can be scary and uncomfortable subjects, so parents understandably may shy away from them and wonder if it’s a good idea to take their children to visit a relative or loved one in the hospital or a hospice facility. I wrestled with this when my grandmother was dying and ultimately

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Child Grief Counseling Program Article on Losing a Parent

Child Grief Counseling Program Article on Losing a Parent

Losing a parent is always painful but even more so for a child.  Losing the important bond and memories to death of a parent at an early age can be traumatic for some.  Please also review our Child Grief Counseling Program to learn more.  Please click here The article, The Death of a Parent Affects Even Grown Children Psychologically and Physically, by Joshua Krish states, “Losing a parent is the closest thing humanity has to a universal emotional experience. But universality doesn’t dampen the trauma of the event, which tends to inform and affect the rest of peoples’ lives. Even under the

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Grief Counseling Certification Article on Children Grieving on Mother’s Day

Grief Counseling Certification Article on Children Grieving on Mother’s Day

Sad article about helping children grieve and remember a lost parent on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. Please also review both our Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Program, as well as our Grief Counseling Certification. The article, How to Support Your Grieving Children on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, by Irwin Sandler states, “AS WE APPROACH MOTHER’S Day this weekend and with Father’s Day coming up next month, it’s important to remember that for some, this is a very painful time of year. For children who have lost a parent, holiday celebrations focused on the presence of mothers and fathers can evoke

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Child Grief Counseling Certification Article on Honesty with Children

Child Grief Counseling Certification Article on Honesty with Children

When talking to children about loss, honesty is the best policy.   Learning about death instead of being sheltered from it is important learning process in the life of a child Please also review our Child Grief Counseling Certification The article, Honesty, plain language are key to explaining death and grief to kids, by BRANDIE WEIKLE states, “No one here gets out alive. Perhaps a few astronauts and billionaire pioneers will depart to redder pastures on Mars. But for the rest of us, our time on earth will come to a more conventional end. Yet we don’t like talking about death. For

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Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Program Article on Grandparents and Grandkids

Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Program Article on Grandparents and Grandkids

Good article on how grandparents can better talk to their grandchildren about grief.  Children grieve differently and need help expressing and understanding it.  Sometimes only grandparents are available or in the child’s life Please also review our Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Program The article, How to speak to your grandchildren about grief and death, states “Grief can be one of the hardest emotions to deal with at any age, but for a small child, it’s also extremely confusing and can be very scary. That’s why children so badly need the adults in their lives to help them make sense of

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Child Grief Counseling Training Article on the Grieving Child

Child Grief Counseling Training Article on the Grieving Child

Good article and facts about the grieving child and how one can help. Please also review our Child Grief Counseling Training to learn more and to become certified and trained in helping children grieve The article, The grieving child, by Helen Lammers-Helps states, When a child is facing the death of a loved one, our first instinct is often to try to shelter them. Unfortunately, following that instinct may do more harm than good. One of the biggest mistakes people make is waiting too long to tell a child a loved one is dying, says Andrea Warnick, a Guelph, Ont. grief

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Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Training Article on the Surviving Sibling

Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Training Article on the Surviving Sibling

Good article on grief and loss of a child  and how to care for the surviving sibling. Please also review our Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Training The article, Caring for Siblings of Sick or Disabled Children, by  PERRI KLASS, M.D states,  “Having a child changes you into a parent, and as we all know, that is not a simple change; there’s nothing one-and-done about it. And having a seriously ill child changes you forever as a family; it’s important for everyone who tries to help families to understand that when one child in a family is seriously ill, or lives with a

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Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Program Certification Article on Forgotten Mourners

Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Program Certification Article on Forgotten Mourners

So many times children are forgotten in the grieving process or left out of the news regarding it.  This article looks to correct this erroneous view. Please also review our Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Program Certification to learn more The article, Children are the ‘hidden mourners’ in our society, says child health expert, states, “Sir Albert Aynsley-Green was just ten years old when his father died unexpectedly in hospital. That event set a path for his own life: his decision to become a pediatrician and his current focus on helping children deal with bereavement and grief. Children are the “hidden mourners”

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Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Program Article on Kids and Loss

Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Program Article on Kids and Loss

Good article about discussing death and grief over the loss of a loved one to a child. Please also review our Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Program The article, ‘Grandma is dead’: five tips for talking to children about death, by Annalisa Barbieri states “Death is a scary business. Just thinking about it is terrifying, so when children force you to talk about it, it can feel worse than a clown climbing out of a drain. So if you can outsource at least part of it, to Disney and Pixar, that has to be a good thing. A study published in the Omega Journal

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Child Grief Counseling Training Article on Revealing Loss to Children

Child Grief Counseling Training Article on Revealing Loss to Children

Important article on when and how you should tell a child that someone they love is dying. If you would like to learn more about Child Grief Counseling training then please review our program and see if it matches your academic and professional needs. The article, Heins: When should you tell a child that a loved one is dying?, states “My 79-year-old husband is dying of cancer. Now he is on hospice care at home. He is disfigured (face), has trouble talking, and is obviously very ill. Our grandsons are four and seven. They used to visit him frequently before he