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.
In comparison to when I entered the support group, my boys have improved tremendously. My sons have gone from having 36 school absentee days, to my 9-year-old recently receiving all As and one B and my 12-year-old continually making the honor roll. It is amazing.
~ Brad, Parents Anonymous® Parent