Parental Loss

How to Help Children Cope After the Loss of a Parent

When a child loses a parent, their whole world is shaken. Before they experience that kind of loss, they most likely feel safe in the world knowing that they’re loved, protected and cared for. A parent can represent that pillar of strength for them. So when they lose a parent, children can start to feel…

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Getting Through Grief After the Loss of Your Dad

Many adults are surprised by the intense emotions they experience after the death of their father, especially when their father dies relatively young. Everyone has a different relationship with their father, and usually that relationship is different that the relationship with their mother. Some are closer to their father, others closer to their mother. Either…

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Moving Through Grief After the Loss of Your Mother

Our mothers are our first protectors, our first playmates and our first support system. Even for people whose relationship with their mom isn’t ideal, the grief after losing your mother can be debilitating, often surprisingly so. Every death means an irreplaceable loss, but when your mother dies you lose not just a special individual, but…

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