Gifts for grieving children are best given as a way to make life a little bit more bearable for a precious child who has just lost someone very important to them.
With this reality in mind, today we’re going to be sharing with you not only 10+ thoughtful gift ideas for bereaved children, but we’ll also weave in some tips for helping kids in the midst of grief over their loved one’s death.
The article “Should A Child Attend A Funeral?” is a guest post by Litsa Williams (M.A., L.G.S.W.) and Eleanor Haley (M.S.) of the poignant, winsome, and well-written grief & loss blog What’s Your Grief. In addition to the many helpful insights you’ll find on their blog, you would be well-served by following their thoughtful posts on Facebook or Google+.
Handling grief when a loved one passes can be difficult enough for us grown-ups, and talking to children about death can be more difficult still. Yet children too must grieve, and helping a child through the loss of a loved one, be it a sibling, parent, grandparent or friend, doesn’t have to be intimidating. Continue reading Talking to Children About Death