popular topics in grief and loss

  • Kids
    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...
  • Kids
    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...
  • When Mother
    Mother's Day
    When Mother's Day Is Hard
    Mother’s Day is usually a day of togetherness, a day of family and celebrating Mom. But it's not a happy day for everyone. For those who have lost a child, lost their mother or are estranged from their mother, it's a tough day to get through. ...
    Laura Richards
  • Family Life
    Understanding Finances
    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...
  • Family Life
    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 ...
  • Family Life
    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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    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, ...
  • Family Life
    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...
  • Kids
    Friendships
    When a Child Loses Her Best Friend
    Counseling may be called for when a child shows signs of serious distress over losing a friend. ...
  • Kids
    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. ...
  • heartbroken by miscarriage
    Miscarriage
    Miscarriage Happens, Here's Why We Need to Talk About It
    Miscarriage. Just the word alone makes some people shutter. It makes the warmest friendships turn ice cold. It makes the coziest love turn into a desert. It leaves the most fulfilled people as brittle shells. In the book, Navigating The Land Of ...
    HeHe Stewart
  • Kids
    Grief and Loss
    When a Child Loses a Parent to Cancer
    Adolescents are especially at risk when they have experienced the loss of someone dear to them. ...
  • Kids
    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. ...
  • Kids
    Grief and Loss
    Son in Boarding School Loses Friend to Suicide
    A parent asks our expert, "How can I help my son deal with his friend's suicide when he's so far from home?" ...
  • Kids
    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. ...
  • Kids
    Grief and Loss
    Help with Grieving
    Does a child need help grieving if he isn't showing emotion over the death of his grandmother? ...
  • Kids
    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. ...
  • Kids
    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? ...