Topic: Childhood Bereavement

Helping an Angry Child

We each find coping mechanisms to deal with the strong emotions that come with grief – some healthy, some not. Author Pete Shrock talks about parenting an angry child.

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Faith and Grief: Challenges and Questions

Author Bill Cushnie shares his take on the different spiritual dimensions in the ways we respond to the death of someone we love, whether we consider ourselves religious or not.

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Not All Losses Are The Same

The death of someone we love is always difficult. The circumstances surrounding the loss however are seldom the same. Author Bill Cushnie explores the differences between anticipated and sudden loss, the loss of a young or older loved one, and stigmatized loss.

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Black Holes and Ice Cream Cones

Guest writer Alan Silberberg talks about the summer when he was 9 years old, the summer that changed his life forever… the summer his Mom died and the word “normal” was removed from his vocabulary.

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How Did GRIEF Get an Expiration Date?

Author Lynne Hughes dispels the myth that grief has a 6-12 month expiration date. She talks about how it’s important and healthy to allow yourself (and/or the grieving people in your lives) the opportunity to grieve years later.

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Grief Unrecognized: Loss of a Sibling

So often the death of a sibling is dismissed, unrecognized or even ignored. Author Jill Fitzgerald talks about how our siblings are one of the longest lasting relationships we will ever have. An important relationship and will forever be.

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Every day is Father’s Day

Next Sunday will be the eight Father’s Day since the death of guest writer Abigail Carter’s husband, and father of their two children. She reflects on what the day meant before his death, immediately after, and now, 8 years later.

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Families with a Missing Piece

Jeffrey Zaslow writes about the lifelong impact of childhood bereavement for the Wall Street Journal, including an interview with Hello Grief author, and Comfort Zone Camp founder, Lynne Hughes.

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Childhood Loss: The Untold Burden

One in seven children will lose a parent or sibling before age 20 according to new national research conducted by Comfort Zone Camp. Founder and author, Lynne Hughes discusses the lifelong impact of childhood bereavement.

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Graduation Without You

In one month, guest writer Samantha Halle will graduate from high school. As the days inch closer and closer to graduation, a fact that she’s known for seven years has become increasingly more real: her dad won’t be there.

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