Tag Archives: Children and Death

Book Review: “The Purple Balloon” by Chris Raschka

How to talk to children about death

Talking about dying is hard. Dying is harder. But there are many people who can help. –from “The Purple Balloon”   Created in conjunction with Children’s Hospice International, “The Purple Balloon” by Chris Raschka offers a way for parents, families, … Continue reading

Posted in Lending Insight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment



Our Weekly Tip: Plan Childcare In Advance of Bereavement

Plan in advance for your child's care while you are grieving

Our Tip of the Week: In this day and age, with advanced medical care available to almost everyone, most deaths can be anticipated in advance. Even when someone has a terminal illness, there is usually time to plan for the inevitable. Conversely, … Continue reading

Posted in Practical Tips | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

AIGA Poster Campaign Speaks to America’s Culture of Death

Powerful posters from graphic designers plead for an end to gun violence in the United States

It is nearly impossible to talk about death in America without raising the issue of gun violence. In the decade between 2005 and 2015, over 300,000 Americans died as a result of a gunshot wound inflicted either accidentally, intentionally by … Continue reading

Posted in Soulful Expressions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment



Our Weekly Tip: Explaining Death To Children

Remember to take developmental stages into account when talking about death with youngsters

Our Tip of the Week: Our cultural taboo against talking about death means that we often don’t know how to talk to our children when a loved one dies. Talking to young children about death is a delicate matter, and some … Continue reading

Posted in Practical Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Does Anger Help You Heal After Losing a Child? An Interview with Carol Kearns, Part Two

Carol Kearns talks about how she embraced anger after losing her daughter, Kristen

Today in part two of a two-part interview, SevenPonds speaks with Carol Kearns, a retired psychologist who specialized in recent loss issues. Carol lost her own daughter, Kristen, when her daughter was seven years old, and has since dedicated her life to … Continue reading

Posted in Professional Advice | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Do You Recover After the Loss of a Child? An Interview with Carol Kearns, Part One

Retired psychologist Carol Kearns talks about losing her daughter, Kristen, at age seven

Today in part one of a two-part interview, SevenPonds speaks with Carol Kearns, a retired psychologist who specialized in recent loss issues. Carol lost her own daughter, Kristen, when her daughter was seven years old, and has since dedicated her life to helping … Continue reading

Posted in Professional Advice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment