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about healing from grief and loss

Concepts Children Must Understand to Understand Death

There are three basic concepts a child must grasp to understand death: 1) Death is permanent, 2) All life functions end completely at the time of death, 3) Everything that is alive eventually dies.

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Physical and Emotional Responses to Grief

To support ourselves, and our grieving loved ones, it is helpful to understand the physical, mental and emotional toll of grief. This article identifies common responses to loss, and provides suggestions to help the persons in your life who may be struggling with grief.

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Refrigerator Notes

Author Bill Cushnie shares some of his favorite famous quotes that help him process the grief journey.

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Am I “Over It?”

Lynne Hughes’ reflects on her mother’s 36th death anniversary. Her mother died when she was 9. Is she “over it?” Her answer: yes, and no.

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Dating Again as a Parent

Author Lynne Hughes talks about when the times comes – dating again as a parent. When to start, what to look out for, and how to discuss it with your children.

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Teens’ Talk about Parents Dating Again

A 17 year old girl asks: My Mom is dating again, and I’m worried that she’s trying to replace my Dad. What can I do? Fellow teens answer.

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Online Community and Social Network

In addition to articles and resources, Hello Grief offers a free online social network for persons living with loss. Learn more about our online community.

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Write for Hello Grief

Interested in writing for Hello Grief? This post includes instructions on how to submit an article for consideration on the site.

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Children Grieve Differently — Common reactions from age groups

A 2 year old grieves differently than an 18 year old. In this article, we discuss 1) how children grieve differently than adults, and 2) common reactions to grief based on age.

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