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Parental Grief

The Paths to My Heart

Sabina Khan-Ibarra | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Sabina Khan-Ibarra

Losing a child is like losing a limb that only the parents of the dead child can see missing. It is a limb that you must learn to function without.

Other Parents' Grief

Kate Blanchard | Posted 07.01.2013 | Parents
Kate Blanchard

Those of us with healthy children may, for a time, enjoy the luxury of remaining oblivious to their vulnerability and impermanence. But when a "close call" provides an unwelcome reality check, we can take some comfort in the fact that all parents are, really and truly, in this together

Dragon Mothers and Grieving Parents

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 05.27.2013 | Parents
Judy Bolton-Fasman

There is no one fiercer or scarier or more real in this world than a dragon mother. Dragon mothers are mothers who grieve for children who have died or are terminally ill.

The Ricki Lake Show May Have Done More Harm Than Good for Grieving Parents

Jackie Moore | Posted 03.27.2013 | Parents
Jackie Moore

Grief is not linear. It whips you around and sometimes it corners you and forces you to sit down or lie down and let it wash over you. It comes with minefields that can take you from feeling functional to running to your car to sit and cry until the tears won't come anymore.

The Only Way I Survived After Losing My Child

Jackie Moore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jackie Moore

The person we lose cannot become a taboo subject. Holding in our pain is also holding in our memories and ultimately the joy that person brought us.

2 Weeks Post Newtown: Gun Control, Mental Health, and Grief

Allen Frances | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Allen Frances

This holiday season has made grievers of us all, as we mourn the victims of this latest shocking instance of our national epidemic of mass murder. In the midst of sorrow, three issues demand discussion.