The death of a spouse is considered by psychologists one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. Helping a senior loved one through it is especially difficult and may seem like a daunting task.

The details, decisions and forms piling up while you and your parent or grandparent are in the midst of grief can be overwhelming at times. Knowing what to expect can be helpful in getting through this difficult time. Continue reading “Helping a senior loved one through grief makes your own grief a bigger challenge”

One of the hardest lessons for a child to learn is that loved ones die. Young children, especially, struggle with the concept of death and may continue to ask where the person is long after he has passed. As your family heals from the pain of losing a loved one, take care to help children deal with their grief in healthy ways. In helping them through the pain, you will get some comfort, too.

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One of the hardest parts of being a single parent is not having anyone else to rely on when your kids go through difficult times, such as grief. Your goal is helping your child through his pain and confusion, and you want to be sure everyone that he speaks to about his feelings is on the same page with how to help him through his emotions. Whether your child is grieving after the death of a loved one, your divorce, or another situation, there are steps you can take as a single parent to ease his pain.

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