Grief is a normal emotion. Saying goodbye to a family member or pet that dies is traumatic for everyone. Know that you will heal over time. Talk about your feelings when you can. Encourage your children to express themselves. Allow them to ask questions. Sometimes rituals help children get through the initial loss while honoring the important memories.
The parenting program pushed me to come to terms with my own abilities and willingness to change because I wanted to for myself and I needed to as support for my girlfriend.
~ Ward, Parenting Training Programs participant