grief

Younger Children's Reaction to Death

By Charlotte M. Mathes, LCSW, Ph.D.

Because children grieve differently from adults, they may appear not to be mourning at all. One adult client confessed her long held guilt that as a child, the day her sister died, she went to a neighbor's to play. This woman has been mourning her sister's death for thirty years. With help, she recalled how bad she felt about her sister's death, even though she chose to play. » Read more

Nine Ways to Help Children to Cope With Loss and Grief

By Sally Sacks

The biggest problem children have in coping with their grief is the inattention and lack of awareness adults have in the need to talk about it, express all kinds of feelings around it, and to help children to find a way to compensate for the loss. » Read more

Ask The Parent Coach: The Death of a Child's Pet

By Jan Roberts, Parent Educator and Coach

Dear Parent Coach, » Read more

Childbirth Grief: When Childbirth Doesn't Go the Way You Planned It

By Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Many of us dream of the day we’ll have a baby.  We know that delivery will be painful and challenging, but we expect it to be miraculous.  We also expect that we’ll be able to plan and decide how our childbirth will happen.  But often, the whole experience doesn’t go according to plan.  And when it isn’t what we hoped, we can experience anything from » Read more