Carrying Your Grief

Grief can be a heavy load to carry.  Some days the weight settles heavy on your chest, piles itself onto your shoulders, fills your legs until it takes all of your available energy and effort to make them move.  But we carry on, bringing the weight with us, hoping that either the weight of grief will decrease over time, or that we will just become strong enough to carry it with us with more ease.

Books to Help Grieving Children

35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child – Suggestions drawn from the experiences of thousands of grieving children about what helps and what doesn’t.

Helping Children Cope with Death – An overview of how children grieve and strategies to support them. Useful for parents, teachers, helping professionals and anyone trying to support a grieving child.

When Death Impacts Your School – A valuable resource for school personnel who are faced with a death or tragedy in their school community.

Helping Teens Cope with Death – Covers the unique grief responses of teenagers and the specific challenges they face when grieving a death.  .

Helping the Grieving Student – At some point, every teacher will encounter a student who has been affected by a death. Offers practical tips and information for how to respond to a death.  

Quote of the Month

Then my mom, she said that grief is a suitcase that sits at the bottom of your bed, and no matter what, without failure, you have to pick it up every day, take it with you. Some days it will be filled with rocks, and you don’t think you can carry it, and then other days, light as a feather.  Claire Bennigan