childhood grief

Your Gifts Helped the Isaac Family

Years of on and off cancer eventually ended with a terminal diagnosis. In 1997, at the age of 26, Joshua Isaac found a small bump on his hand; his and his family’s cancer journey began. Joshua married her childhood sweetheart, Kim, the same year he was diagnosed with this rare sarcoma. After treatment and with… Read more »

Childhood Grief is Complicated

Every person certainly grieves differently, as does every child. So often, it becomes all too easy as a parent or adult close to a child to unintentionally overlook the child’s struggles with life as well as death. Children are the greatest observers and the greatest absorbers. They notice many of the little things that adults often… Read more »

What to Say to Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One

It’s often hard to know what to say or do when someone you care about is grieving. You may be afraid of intruding, saying the wrong thing, or making the person feel even worse. Or maybe you feel there’s little you can do to make things better. While you can’t take away the pain of… Read more »

What We Learn From Grief

Losing a loved one at any age is never easy. In moments your life can change so suddenly and nothing about that experience seems fair or makes any sense. The grief process impacts each and every child differently. One of the hardest things to do is to be able to find joy after loss. Sometimes… Read more »

Parenting Through Grief: The Attunetion Approach

Being a mom or dad is hard enough. Parenting through grief? Well, that can be utterly overwhelming. It is uncharted waters for most parents who often find themselves wishing someone would just write a guidebook with all the answers. Luckily Jade Richardson Bock and Dr. Craig Pierce did just that. In their new book called… Read more »

The Beautiful Way One Mom Discusses Death & Grief With Her Sons

Blogger Mary Tyler Mom wrote a great column about grief for ChicagoNow, an online blog forum. After having her oldest daughter die from cancer, talk of death became commonplace in her family’s home. Now, as a member of her extended family has passed away and her children are a bit older, she discusses how to… Read more »