How Parents Can Help Children Deal with Grief



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In our last podcast Dr. Sara and Dr. John, teamed up with Dr. Tina Barrett from Tamarack Grief Resource Center as we answered some questions about how to talk about death. This week, we go from talking to doing, as we invite Dr. Tina back, this time to discuss how parents can help children deal with grief. After Dr. Sara and Dr. John check in on each other’s grief memories, Dr. Tina shares more of her infinite wisdom on how we, as practically perfect parents, can help support our kids through grief. From emotional regulation to behavior, Dr. Tina describes what’s normal for grieving families, and how to cope with complex and difficult grief experiences.

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Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Why Do People Die? Helping Your Child Understand-With Love and Illustrations

By: Cynthia MacGregor

The Dougy Center in Portland Oregon.

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How Parents Can Help Children Deal with Grief