Tag Archives: Bereaved children

“I’m Here” by James P. Graham

A dead mother speaks to her child from the grave

“I’m Here” is a poem by James P. Graham. The author was just 17 when his mother died, and his little sister was 3. He wrote “I’m Here” so that his sister could remember their mother and how much she … Continue reading

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What is a Death Care Midwife? An Interview with Akhila Murphy: Part Two

An expert shares her advice on losing a loved one and her feelings about being a home funeral guide

Today SevenPonds speaks with Akhila Murphy, a trained death-care midwife who has been practicing since 2013. Ms. Murphy’s job is to help families create beautiful personalized home funerals and memorial services for their loved ones. In this second part of our two-part interview, … Continue reading

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Children’s Grief Education Association Provides Needed Nurturing for Children and Adults

US-based association helps children, caregivers and professionals accept and process mortality

Loss and grief occur at every stage of life — as early as a child leaving the safety and warmth of the mother’s body. Loss of positive mirroring and attention, loss of the good graces of others, loss of one’s … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: A Craft for a Grieving Child or Teen

Talking to a child about coping with death can be tough; here's a craft to make it easier

Our Tip of the Week:  Remember making “Chinese fortune tellers” as a kid? Those little origami squares that, once unfolded, were supposed to reveal everything from your innermost thoughts to your unfathomable “grown up job”? We used to call them … Continue reading

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