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

By Jan Roberts

Dear Parent Coach, I took our sick cat to the vet recently, and was not expecting the outcome. She had to be put to sleep. My children, ages 5 and 7, were very shocked and upset when they heard the news after school. I'm trying to help them with this loss, but they are somewhat angry at me. How can
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Ask The Parent Coach: The Death of a Child's Pet

By Jan Roberts

Dear Parent Coach, I took our sick cat to the vet recently, and was not expecting the outcome. She had to be put to sleep. My children, ages 5 and 7, were very shocked and upset when they heard the news after school. I'm trying to help them with this loss, but they are somewhat angry at me. How can
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Childbirth Grief: When Childbirth Doesn't Go the Way You Planned It

By Tina Payne Bryson

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
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Younger Children's Reaction to Death

By Charlotte M. Mathes

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
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