Tag Archives: caregivers

Do Very Young Children Feel Grief?

There is a commonly held belief that young children are “too young to grieve” when a loved one dies. However, we now know that preschool-age children, toddlers and even infants all experience grief. Following is a brief guide to understanding and supporting young children through a grief experience. Grief in Infants and Toddlers Babies are continue reading…

Connecting Rainbows

A six-session support group for K-5th graders and their caregivers coping with the serious illness or death of a loved one. Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5 and 12 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. $15 materials fee. Registration is required for all Kids Path workshops, events and groups. Contact Kids Path at 336.544.5437 or continue reading…

How to Communicate with your Grieving Teen

  Adolescence can be an exciting time of self-discovery and identity development. However, as adolescents seek more independence, families may find this time filled with disagreements and periods of irritability and frustration. When a young person experiences significant loss during this already tumultuous time, their family may notice unexpected and concerning changes in the teen’s continue reading…

What’s going to happen next? Grappling With the Unknowns of Illness, Death and Dying

Some things that are comforting: control, knowledge, predictability and routine. Some things that are uncomfortable: lack of control, the unknown, unpredictability and chaos. When faced with a serious illness, having the answer to one simple question would make everything immeasurably easier: “What’s going to happen next?” You will find that despite hundreds or even thousands continue reading…