Topic: Childhood Bereavement

Making Summer Fun Again

Summer is supposed to be a fun time, but it can be a difficult time after a loved one has died. Hello Grief’s Alisha Krukowski offers some ideas for how to help your kids build new summer memories while celebrating the memory of their loved one.

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Always Missing Dad

On the six month anniversary of her father’s death from cancer, guest author Sarita Zanazzi reflects on her father’s life, and on the ways others have unknowingly made her grieving more difficult.

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Having Good Conversations With Your Kids

Communication is key to helping our children understand their grief, and begin addressing it in healthy ways. Hello Grief offers some tips to having open, successful communication with your kids about grief and loss at any age.

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Defining Moments at Comfort Zone Camp

When Samantha Worman’s dad died, a family friend suggested she go to Comfort Zone Camp, a special camp for kids and teens who had lost a parent or sibling. Samantha loved camp so much, and felt so impacted by the connections she made, that she returned later to mentor another child who had who had experienced a loss in her life.

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I Bought The Books

Desperate to find healing after her father’s death, Comfort Zone Camper Samantha Worman realized that she spent more time reading books on loss than she spent actually grieving. In time, she found that her grief was her own, and that she could experience it any way and any time that she needed to.

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Losing Someone to Suicide

It is hard enough to lose a loved one as a child or a teen but to add the extra stigma of suicide almost seems unbearable. Guest author Kim Kates shares how Samaritans and Comfort Zone Camp offered hope and healing to a very special group of kids and teens, and how you can offer your support as well.

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How I Miss My Dad Now

Nine years after he died, guest author Samantha Halle still misses her dad. She helps us to see how grief changes over the years, and how those we love will always be a part of our lives

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Finding Gratitude and Happiness

When we focus on the happiness we have in our lives, it can make the sadness seem small in comparison. As guest author Karissa O’Reilly’s father was dying at the age of 33, he told his young children that he had lived a full and wonderful life, no matter how short it may have seemed. His words became the inspiration for O’Reilly to live her own life fully.

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A Grief Journal for the Non-Writer

Have you ever wanted to start journaling, but felt you wouldn’t be any good at it? Or maybe you’ve felt that writing just isn’t your thing? Guest author Maureen Hunter shares some easy ways to get started, even if you’ve never tried to journal before.

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What Doesn’t Kill Me Makes Me Stronger

Melissa Moore, a Comfort Zone Camper, lost her father to cancer just weeks before she began seventh grade. Looking back on the years that followed, she tells us what hurt, what helped, and how she has moved towards healing.

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