Category Archives: Children and Grief

Children and Grief: Informative articles on how to help a child cope with the grieving process.

Inspirational Quote 12/11/14: Grieving for a Grandmother

  My Mother’s Mother died in the spring of her days. And her daughter did not remember her face. Her portrait, engraved upon my grandfather’s heart, was erased from the world of images after his death. Only her mirror remained in the home, sunken with age into the silver frame. An d I, her pale

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Inspirational Quote 11/27/14: A Child’s Prayers

A Prayer I used to be part of you belong to you the extension of your being but now you live within me are the spark of my consciousness I say prayers for you With you as you sing your melodies speak your words hearing your voice in mine and my eyes too green have

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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

 [Editor: today is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, a program of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.. It’s the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. AfterTalk commemorates

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Grieving for my Father: a Daughter’s reflections

I have two really bad months in the year. January marks the anniversary of the decline of my father’s treatment for colon cancer, and his consequent death. There are a couple of days in January when grieving for my father makes it hard to get out of bed, because the sheer memory of grief weighs me down.

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Children and Grieving: Bindi Irwin talks about missing her famous father

As a father, and especially as one who has raised children whose biological father died when they were young, I was deeply moved the People Magazine’s interview with Bindi Irwin, daughter of “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin who died eight years ago during a freak encounter with a sting ray.  It’s the cover story of the

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