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I realize after all these years of blogging and speaking on grief, I haven’t touched on how to help children grieve (apart from the grief book post here). Keep reading for what I’ve learned first hand.
Loss and difficult events are a natural part of life. Unfortunate and difficult, but normal. Not all children will experience life-altering events at a young age, but they will at some point in their lives.
My children were on the rarer side of the spectrum when they experienced traumatic loss first hand at a young age: their dad, at ages 5, 4, and 2. The pain was unexplainable, unfathomable, unspeakable.
Their dad died four years ago today. When I was told, it was the actual worst moment of my life. The next worst moment was telling our children. Because of the unfortunate events put upon our family, I’ve been a student of grief and how to help children grieve.
Read the full article here on Des Moines Mom Blog
looking for more? Check out Remembering Day, honoring your loved one on the anniversary of their death.
Sorting through grief for yourself? This post is dedicated how to grieve healthy yourself.
Reflections on the one year anniversary of his death.
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