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Explaining Death to Children

What I Learned From My Son After The Death Of Our Dog

Kari Wagner-Peck | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Kari Wagner-Peck

Thorin made accommodations for his friend's fragility. The forts he built for the two of them now had a cushy bed for Walt. He understood Walt could no longer jump up on his bed, needing to sleep on the floor instead.

(Inadequately) Talking To My Kid About Death

Sue Robins | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents
Sue Robins

I can tell Aaron isn't sure what to do with his emotions. MY GRANDPA DIED! he sometimes yells. I haven't been that successful in explaining that in North America, we don't run around yelling about death.

Helping Children Cope With Grief

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Fredda Wasserman

A child you know is grieving. It breaks your heart. You wonder what you can do to support them. Here are some guidelines.

Parenting With Grace

John McCormick | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

The magic of storytelling has helped my sons and I connect with a kindred spirit half a world away. Now if that isn't grace, I don't know what is.

Dear Santa: I Want for Nothing, I Wish for Lots

Paula Mangin | Posted 02.18.2013 | Parents
Paula Mangin

Last week, my daughter left a note on her white board in the playroom: I love everything. Simple and powerful. It made me envious. I wondered how I could preserve this sentiment for my kids as they grow older and restore this feeling in myself.

Explaining the Unthinkable to My Daughters

Rebecca Levey | Posted 12.26.2012 | Parents
Rebecca Levey

Before my daughters headed off to school this morning, I had to sit them down and tell them about an unimaginable tragedy that had happened in our neighborhood. Two children were allegedly stabbed to death by their nanny, and one of those children was a student at their school

Carie's Ghost

Suzanne Clores | Posted 12.05.2012 | Parents
Suzanne Clores

What if you and daddy both get sick and die? Who will take care of me? Where will you go?

'What Happens When Mommy Dies?'

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 09.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Certainly the death and loss of a parent is tremendously agonizing, but it really doesn't mean that you can't go on, even if you're afraid you won't be able to.