Tag Archives: Children

In the Future, More Older Americans May Die Alone

Studies predict more Americans will both age and die alone

More American adults may die alone in the future, if recent studies are any indication. This would be largely due to the fact that Americans are much more independent nowadays compared to earlier generations. Roughly half of U.S. adults are … Continue reading

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Changing the Perspective on Childhood Cancer

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The month of September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time set aside by numerous organizations across the United States to honor the children and families who are touched by this disease. Childhood cancer is a topic about which most … Continue reading

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Annang Funeral Tradition as Rite of Passage

The Annang people of Nigeria understand "good death" as transition to status of ancestor

The Annang people of Southeastern Nigeria consider death to be natural only when someone dies of old age, according to Dominic Umoh, Ph.D., a lecturer at the University of Agriculture in Makurd, Nigeria. If someone dies young from disease or … Continue reading

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Children’s Book Review: “The Invisible String” by Patrice Karst

A best-selling classic to help children understand loss

“The Invisible String” by Patrice Karst addresses the issue of separation by reassuring children that even though they can’t always physically be with their loved ones, there is an invisible string always connecting them to the people they love, even … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: “Love Box” for Children in the Stages of Grief

An easy healing craft to help kids express their grief

Our Tip of the Week: There are plenty of DIY activities out there for those who are grieving – remembrance quilts, balloon releases, etc. But what about activities specifically made for children in the stages of grief? It’s important to … Continue reading

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Belgium Discusses Legalizing Euthanasia for Terminally Ill Children

Controversial bill proposes euthanasia for terminally ill kids in Belgium

When we discuss what it means to “die a good death,” the question of how we plan our end of life becomes controversial when we broach the topic of whether or not we have the right to decide when we … Continue reading

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