Parents & Carers
Following the death of a loved one you may experience a bewildering array of emotions and feelings. In the midst of all that is going on you also have to deal with the ongoing practical and emotional needs of your children. Just when you need to give most is when you have least to offer. You may be struggling with traumatic events surrounding the death and some very practical pressing changes in your circumstances.
Often there will a multitude of people around in the early stages but after the funeral has taken place and everyone has returned to their own lives you may find yourself in an alien landscape. As if acting a part in a play you didn’t write and who’s script is unfamiliar to you, some days bring painful reminders of what has been and the reality of your situation hits home again. Lots of people will want to tell you what to do meaning to be helpful, this is often confusing and sometimes hurtful. You may be fortunate enough to have a close family/friend support network or you may feel isolated and alone.
A child can live through anything so long as he or she is told the truth and is allowed to share with loved ones the natural feelings people have when they are suffering.” (Eda Le Shan)
Following the death of a loved one you may experience a bewildering array of emotions and feelings. Read More.
It is important to know that children often "act out" their feelings as they don't always have the words to express them. Read More.
Ideas to help children with their grief. In the midst of all that is going on you also have to deal with the ongoing practical and emotional needs of your children. Read More.