Helping a child cope with the loss of a loved one is difficult, particularly if you are grieving yourself. Here are seven ways to support children as they grieve.
Tag: children and death
Last week our family suffered the loss of a family member and it was something we were not prepared for at all. He was a healthy happy 9-year-old. Although he was not human, we still considered him part of our family. Hobbes was a very special cat who was an absolute love. He thoroughly enjoyed cuddles and affection. Not to
It seems like several people I know have lost grandparents recently and have had the difficult task of talking to small children about death and loss. Luckily for us, our conversations around loss have only centered on the recent death of our family cat. It’s been surprising to me how much my daughter has been
A week ago we said goodbye to our 15-year-old black cat Jasper. A lot has changed since I first adopted her, but she was still my first baby girl and it was really tough. I adopted Jasper the summer after my freshmen year at UF. During those college years, she was my buddy – a
Meet Lilly: One of the sweetest, gentlest souls to have ever graced this earth. You know the way a dog loves you unconditionally with full abandon, loyalty, and forgiveness? This dog was pure embodiment of that kind of puppy love. In 2005 my wife and I were done with college, had stable jobs, and had