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09

Dec'14

Remembering Ornament: A Holiday Grief Activity for Kids & Teens

Tired of holiday grief posts yet?  Yeah, they are starting to wear on us too.  We promise to shake things …

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21

Nov'13

A Thanksgiving Grief Activity for Kids (and grown-ups)

We have tons of ideas for remembering deceased loved ones at the holidays. We have suggestions for creating a practical plan for …

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10

Jul'13

Grief Activity Books for Kids 3-9

There is no question that one of the most common concerns we hear from grieving parents is how to support …

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19

Feb'13

Graffiti Wall: A Grief Activity for Kids

The Activity: We love the Graffiti Wall grief activity for kids; it’s easy, fun and kind of cool. Using paper, markers, and …

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16

Jan'13

After a Suicide Death: An Activity Book for Grieving Kids

“Kids are resilient”.  It is a phrase you have undoubtedly heard if you have had the misfortune of supporting a …

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29

Sep'18

Exploring the Mixed-Up Emotions of Grief: Art Activities for Kids

We humans often think we have to feel one way or another.  Either we are happy or we are sad. …

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29

Aug'18

Dear Drugs: A Message From Kids on Overdose Awareness Day

We probably don’t need to tell you about the impact of the opioid epidemic, or the deep and painful impact …

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15

Aug'14

In Memory Robin Williams: How to Talk With Kids About Suicide

photocredit: Bago Games via flikr creative commons Until earlier this week I couldn’t imagine that a celebrity death could hit …

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14

Jun'14

Supporting Kids Who Can’t Remember Their Dads This Father’s Day

It is no secret, I hate Father’s Day.  If you missed last year’s Father’s Day post in which I discussed the …

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25

Sep'13

The Evolving Emotions of Grief: an art journal activity for grievers

As you know if you spend any time hanging out around here, we are huge proponents of journaling as a …

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12

Mar'20

Taking Care of Your Mental Health During Coronavirus

Our thoughts go out to the many family members who have already lost loved ones to the coronavirus. Even if …

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25

Nov'19

Why Is My Grief Worse At Night?

When we wrote about why, for some, grief feels worse in the morning, we knew that we would immediately have …

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30

Oct'19

Grief Recipe Stories: All Saints’ Day Feast

This grief recipe story is brought to you by Mandy Berrell of Atlanta, GA. Mandy shares with us that she …

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10

Oct'19

Cool Crafts for Coping: Coping Skills Fortune-Teller

Today we’re taking a slight departure from our adult-focused content to share an activity for grieving kids: The Coping Skills …

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17

Sep'19

64 Tips for Coping With Forgetfulness in Grief

We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it a million times – you’re not losing your mind – you’re just …

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21

Dec'18

Guilt and Grief During the Holiday Season

I’ve been feeling a little distracted this holiday season.  Maybe a little stressed.  Maybe a little numb.  I’m not feeling …

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25

Oct'18

Grief at Halloween: It’s Spooky Scary

I’m just going to say it, I don’t love Halloween. Please don’t be mad at me and TP my house or …

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30

Aug'17

Deconstruction/Reconstruction: WYG’s Fav New Teen Grief Journal

We are really excited to let you know about a new grief resource for grieving teens that came out this …

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22

Nov'16

Surviving Thanksgiving: 6 tips for grievers

You hoped and prayed, you wished on a star, you stuck your head in the sand, you ignored your calendar, …

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25

Jun'16

The Smart Parent’s Guide to Supporting Grieving Children

Eleanor and I have been sitting around sulking because our shoestring budget prevented us from attending the National Alliance for …

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17

May'16

Grieving a Suicide Death

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2013 there were 41,149 suicides in the United States.  This rate is …

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01

Dec'15

Everything You Wish You Didn’t Need To Know About Holiday Grief

We all wish we weren’t members of this terrible club where socks bring you to tears at Target, where you …

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07

Apr'15

Supporting Children After a Suicide Loss: a guide for parents and caregivers

Back in August of 2014, when millions of people collectively gasped and grieved the tragic and unexpected death of Robin …

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05

Mar'15

64 Children’s Books About Death and Grief

When grief hits a family, children often become the focus – how to talk to them about death, how to …

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04

Nov'14

Grief and Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

When my 5-year-old daughter is tired it’s obvious to everyone but her. As far as she’s concerned, everything is awful.   Nothing …

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16

May'14

Reflections on ‘Mother’

Mother’s Day has passed and I suppose many of you were happy to see it go.  For those without a …

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07

May'14

Mother’s Day Grief: Life without a mother’s love

Most parents with young children have some kind of a nighttime routine. My own household is far from regimented, but we …

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17

Mar'14

Saying Goodbye to a Home and Grieving Places Past

My grandmother belonged in her home like a doll in her dollhouse. Each article of clothing, piece of furniture, and …

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24

Feb'14

64 Self-Care Ideas for People Who Are Grieving

Self-care is a lot like flossing, you know you should do it regularly, but most people don’t. Why?  Probably because …

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10

Feb'14

Grief and Valentine’s Day

I don’t want to alarm you, but I just had a look at the calendar, and it’s almost Valentine’s Day. …

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23

Dec'13

5 Tips: Surviving Tradition for the Children’s Sake

After a family member dies it’s common for adults to feel they have to engage in holiday ritual and tradition …

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18

Dec'13

Six Books for Grieving Teenagers

It is a little terrifying when you realize time is escaping you. I was going to start this post by …

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02

Dec'13

64 Tips for Coping with Grief at the Holidays

Once upon a time, I made this random list of 64 things I wish someone had told me about grief.  …

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22

Nov'13

Friday Favorites: November 22, 2013

Hi.  It’s Friday…you’ve almost made it to the weekend…congratulations.  Will you be spending the next few days preparing for Thanksgiving …

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13

Sep'13

Suicide Prevention Resources

Working in grief and mental health we see the complexity of suicide: the need for prevention and mental health treatment, …

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26

Aug'13

Going Back to School After a Death: 9 Tips

As you are going through the motions of planning carpools, packing new book bags, and laying out first-day of school …

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17

May'13

Sesame Street: talking about grief before it was cool

Sesame Street was talking about grief before it was cool.  Okay, so talking about death and grief still may not be cool (wait, …

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17

Apr'13

Support System Superlatives: A Journaling Exercise

You’ve probably heard this phrase a few hundred times since your loved one’s death… Let me know if there’s anything …

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05

Apr'13

Grief and Pinterest

Pop Quiz!  What are some tools for exploring grief?  Go. Therapy?  Of course.  Support groups?  Yup.  Journaling?  For sure.  Art?  Definitely.  …

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27

Feb'13

What to Send to a Funeral Instead of Flowers

When my dad died there were more flower arrangements at the funeral home than we could count.  We were overwhelmed …

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