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    Death and Dying
    Talking to Your Preschooler About Death
    Talking to Your Preschooler About Death All life ends in death. But because our culture has difficulty accepting this fact, death has become an unspeakable terror. Death lurks in the shadows of our lives, ready to claim, at a moment's notice, so...
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    Nobody Lives Forever
    Nobody Lives Forever We can anticipate death. We can expect it. We can even be relieved when it finally comes to a person who's been very ill for a long time. We can't, however, minimize the pain that comes with losing somebody we love. We all w...
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    Death and Dying
    12 Children's Books That Help Explain Tragedies and Death
    It can be incredibly difficult to explain tragedy and death to a young child, and to help them cope. Whether your family is facing a personal loss of a family member or friend, or is struggling with the news of a community or national tragedy, ...
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    Aging Animals
    Dealing with the Loss of Your Cat
    Dealing with the Loss of Your Cat Losing a beloved pet is very difficult. Be kind to yourself. Try to plan for something to do for the rest of the day, and try to be with someone who understands your grief. Don't share your feelings with people ...
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    Aging Animals
    Dealing with the Loss of Your Dog
    Dealing with the Loss of Your Dog Be kind to yourself after the euthanasia. Try to plan something to do for the rest of the day with someone who understands your grief. Don't share your feelings with anyone who you think won't understand. The la...
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    Aging Animals
    When Your Pet Dies: Rainbow Bridge
    When Your Pet Dies: Rainbow Bridge Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special...
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    Death and Dying
    Explaining Cremation to Kids
    Cremation is a tough concept for young kids to comprehend, but it's much worse to shield them from this ritual. ...
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    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
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    Death and Dying
    Preoccupation with Death and Illness
    While a child's fear may be focused on one topic, it usually reflects a more general anxiety condition related to a bigger problem. ...
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    Death and Dying
    Should Kids Attend Funerals?
    Children as young as three years old are equipped to attend both a funeral and a burial at the cemetery. ...
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    Death and Dying
    Explaining Cremation to Kids
    Cremation is a tough concept for young kids to comprehend, but it's much worse to shield them from this ritual. ...
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    Death and Dying
    Preparing Children for a Grandparent's Death
    A mother seeks advice on how to prepare her children (ages 8, 11, and 20) for their grandmother's imminent decline and death. ...
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    Death and Dying
    Preparing Children for a Grandparent's Death
    A mother seeks advice on how to prepare her children (ages 8, 11, and 20) for their grandmother's imminent decline and death. ...
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    Death and Dying
    Best Friend of 17-Year-Old Dies Suddenly
    What's the best way to support a teenager who has lost his best friend? ...
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    Death and Dying
    Three-Year-Old Told That Grandpa Died
    A parent seeks reassurance that she explained Grandpa's death to her son in an appropriate way. ...
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    Death and Dying
    Helping Your Child Deal with the Death of a Parent
    Helping Your Child Deal with the Death of a Parent Much of the same advice about helping your child through a sibling's death also applies if one of her parents dies. The elements of guilt and fear may be just as strong after a parent's death a...
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    How to Reduce Worry
    How to Reduce Worry (From Protecting the Gift. Copyright 1999 by Gavin de Becker. Published by The Dial Press. Reprinted with permission.) Why you worry All the energy a new mother might once have put into protecting herself she now puts into ...
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