Topic: Teens

I Will Never Be the Same

“My Dad died from lung cancer when I was 13 years old,” that’s guest writer Danielle Taylor’s “tag line” when people ask about her dad. It sums up all the information they need… but for her, it carries a greater reality she felt when he died – that she will never be the same.

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Unexpected Healing: A Memoir of a Father’s Death to Cancer

Growing up, guest writer Amy Lloyd and her father were not very close; actually, most of their interactions were frictional. But, during the last months of his life, as Amy and her mother served as cheerleaders and soldiers in the battle against cancer, they found a connection.

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My Ugly Grief Story

When guest writer Brittany Cole was 14, her father died. All she could think was “oh my gosh, it’s finally over.” Not because he was sick all the time, but because of the verbal and emotional abuse he put her and her family through.

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Thinking of Mom on My Birthday

October 6th marked the 33nd anniversary of the day Author Alisha Krukowski’s mom saw the culmination of 9 months of waiting and hoping and sore feet and food cravings. She writes about having this revelation 3 years and 8 months after her mother’s death.

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Healing through Creativity

Creative expression can be a powerful way to manage the grieving process. Teens in grades 7 through 12 are encouraged to submit their works of art and writing that deal with loss and bereavement to the 2011 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for the opportunity to earn recognition. Six winners will be selected to receive $1,000 scholarships and top works will be shown as part of annual National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Teen Exhibition in June 2011.

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Vacationing with your Memory

Blue Point, NY serves as an annual vacation spot for author Elizabeth Sullivan and her family. It’s also a place full of memories of her Dad.

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Two Generations of Sibling Loss

When guest writer Diana Doyle’s 8 year old daughter, Dempsey, began asking questions about her sister who died when Dempsey was a baby, Diana began reflecting on the fact that she and her daughter both lost their sisters. They both know life with sibling loss.

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Missing My Dad, For My Sister

Sometimes it is even more painful to feel the ache of loss on behalf of another person you love. Author Elizabeth Good reflects on how her grief for herself is different than the grief she feels for her sister’s loss of their dad.

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Voicemails

After her mom died, author Alisha Krukwski realized that she didn’t have a single recording of her mom’s voice. She now saves too many voicemails, and talks about the “security blankets” we hang onto after we have lost someone.

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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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