5 Ways to Help Children Cope with Loss and Death

Guest Blogger, Brooke Chaplan

Childhood is a wonderful time when it often seems as though nothing could go wrong. Unfortunately, children often lose their loved ones and pets, and the first death that they experience can be heart-wrenching. For a young child, it might not make sense that someone could be there one day and then be gone the next. They may also struggle as they work through the different stages of grief. After a loss, be sure to review this information that will help your child make it through the grieving process.

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Seeking support after a loss: Spotlight on Salt Water

Loss is horrible. We all face it, yet it is still a solitary journey of pain, anger, sorrow and sadness. Our heart aches as we physically feel our emotions radiate or maybe we become so numb that we can’t feel anything at all. I want to share a wonderful resource, Salt Water that is providing a community of support to people coping with loss.

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Creating a Legacy for Your Child

Guest Blogger, Sara Stamp Founder of Layla’s Legacy

Losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. It’s why when someone learns you’ve lost a child, their first response is typical “I can’t even imagine what you’re going through.” Truly, they can’t because our brains aren’t wired that way. Sigmund Freud once said that people run towards pleasure and run away from pain. Thank you Captain Obvious. What is more painful than imagining the death of your child? In short – nothing.

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