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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…

Remembering our Mothers

The Counseling and Education Center Invites You to Participate in an Expressive Arts Workshop: Remembering Our Mothers We will come together in this workshop to: Share memories of our mothers. Honor them for the gifts they gave us. Embrace their continued presence in our lives. Enhance our continuing bonds, using expressive arts. To register, please call continue reading…

How Play Therapy Helps Grieving Children

As adults, we often picture counseling or therapy as someone sitting in a room talking to a professional about their problems. However, counseling with children often requires a different approach due to the developmental age of the child. Your child’s counselor may offer them opportunities to use different types of imaginative play materials, such as 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…

Should My Child Attend the Funeral?

Kids Path counselors are often asked, “Is it a good idea for my child to attend our loved one’s funeral or memorial service?” Our response to this question varies because each situation and child is unique; however, a few specific factors are helpful to consider. Consider Your Child’s Age and Maturity Level Toddlers, preschoolers and continue reading…

Teens Grieve Differently: What You Need to Know

Teenagers are in a time of transition between adulthood and childhood as they gain skills to navigate academic responsibilities, peer relationships and changing family roles. When a significant loss occurs, teens can sometimes react in ways that are surprising to adults. Because of the developmental challenges that teens are already experiencing, it is important for continue reading…