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.
When mom got off the phone with the Parenting HelpLine, she was no longer angry. She apologized for raising her voice and gave us all a big hug. Things are so much better now.
~ Katie, Parenting HelpLine participant
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