Kids, Teens and Grief

12 Things Harry Potter Taught Me About Grief

If you hang out here regularly you may already know that Eleanor and I are both pretty big fans of Harry Potter. You may have been tipped off when we wrote our very own Harry Potter Grief Theory. That post required a bit of explaining for those who haven’t read the Harry Potter books or seen the movies.  Fortunately, …

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Children’s Grief Awareness Day: 64 Six-Word Stories

Today is Children’s Grief Awareness Day!  No worries if you have never heard of it, we are here to keep you in the know about this sort of thing.  If you visit the Children’s Grief Awareness Day website you can get a ton of great information, but we’ll  fill you in on the basics.  According to …

Talking to Kids About Death and Grief: 10 Comprehensive Tips

If you came here looking for a script for talking to your child about death and grief, I’m sorry, we can’t give you one. Your child is an individual and your situation is unique, so what you say and do will depend on a number of different factors. But here’s some good news: (1) As a …

The Uninvited Guest: Making Room for Grief

“Together we will cry and face fear and grief. I will want to take away your pain, but instead I will sit with you and teach you how to feel it.” ~ Brené Brown, The Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto On the day your loved one died, or perhaps the day when you realized your loved one was …

Grief and Regrief (aka growing up with a grief monster)

So there‘s this thing called grief.  You’ve probably heard of it.  You probably wish you hadn’t heard of it.  There is also ambiguous grief, and cumulative grief, and secondary grief, and anticipatory grief, and traumatic grief and lots of other kinds of grief.  You’ve probably heard of most of these if you have spent much time …

The Smart Parent’s Guide to Supporting Grieving Children

Eleanor and I have been sitting around sulking because our shoestring budget prevented us from attending the National Alliance for Grieving Children conference this year, which happens to be going on as I type.  Grief blogger problems, I know.  But we’re legitimately sad, both because we are going to miss a lot of great learning …


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