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Extracurricular Activities For Grieving Kids
Grief is a normal reaction to a major loss, and is full of unhappiness and emotional pain. Events causing grief include the end of a significant personal relationship, the death of a loved one, or another traumatic life-changing event. Each person feels grief in his own way, but there are common stages to grieving. The process begins with recognizing a loss and continues over time until a person ...Read more
Lots of variables: Your excellent question is hard to answer, because it depends on who died, age of child, effect on rest of family, and many other variables. Research shows that children who lose their mother before age 11 are at increased risk of depression as adults, but there are many possible explanations. Broadly, helping children grieve in age-appropriate ways is best way to minimize lasting impairment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having grief at home, being messed around seeing kids, works physically and mentally hard.. i now feel that bad .. i started feelng sick and emotional?
Some Thoughts: Don't force agenda. Children grieve their own timetable. They may be playing happily one minute, & ready to talk the next. Let child pick communication style. Some kids prefer to let puppets or stuffed animals "talk" it out for them. Some express in art. Talking may be easier while walking, looking through pictures. Answer the question, even if it is a really hard one see below for more. ...Read more
Feeling stressed dealing with the grief of loosing my 3 year old on boxing day. Want more kids, but scared. Affects on conception attempts?
Scared: Very sorry about your terrible loss, but glad you are thinking positive for the future. Your fears and feelings should not have significant impact on your ability to conceive again when you are ready. Best of luck! ...Read more
Allow feelings: A lot of people try to suppress feelings of loss, but this does not help process grief. Accept help and support from family and community. A memorial service sharing stories of the deceased can help. Let yourself weep, if it comes. Accept hugs; give hugs. Listen to music. Listen to others who are missing the same person. Take walks, get good rest. Feed self well. Massage can help nurture. ...Read more
Time for support: Grief needs community in which to express and heal. This means friends, loved ones, grief support groups, and sometimes professional counseling/psychotherapy if grief gets "stuck." conflicted relationships with the deceased in life, may lead to more difficult grief work after death. It can help to share stories about the deceased with others who also knew him/her. Ceremonies can be healing too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple uses: I talk about the 5 stages all the time! The 5 stages of grief can apply to any area of life in which you feel a major loss. Health, relationships, independence, etc. Grief can come about for many reasons, including death. Just because they often occur together does not mean they are exclusive. Great insight in recognizing that!! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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