Tag Archives: Children and grief

What Is It Like To Run A Camp for Grieving Children?

An interview with Cherie Shoemake, director of Optimal Hospice Foundation, Part Two

Today SevenPonds talks to Cherie Shoemake about Kids Camp, a summer camp for grieving children ages 8 to 16 who have recently experienced the loss of someone close to them. Cherie is the director of Optimal Hospice Foundation, the organization … Continue reading

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What Is It Like To Run a Kids Camp for Grieving Children?

An interview with Cherie Shoemake, director of Optimal Hospice Foundation

Today SevenPonds talks to Cherie Shoemake about Kids Camp, a summer camp for grieving kids ages 8 to 16 who have recently experienced the loss of someone close to them. Cherie is the director of Optimal Hospice Foundation, the organization … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Tip: Bringing a Child to a Funeral

Old enough to love is old enough to grieve

Our Tip of the Month Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, an expert on bereavement, has said that anyone who is old enough to love is also old enough to grieve. He is an advocate of bringing a child to a funeral … 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: 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

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Children’s Book Reviews: A Coloring Book Written for a Child Coping with Death

Maybe Death is Like a Light shines the way for kids to view death in a truly new light

Greg Lundgren, both designer and handmade cremation urn provider, has written and illustrated a coloring book to help a child coping with death view his or her experience in a new light. The book, Maybe Death is Like a Light, walks … Continue reading

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