- Respect their needs: to talk or be silent.
- Deal with the issues as they arise.
- Talk to a professional if you need to.
- Listen to their concerns.
- Let them know you are upset.
- Model your strategy for dealing with grief.
- Do not give them answers if you really do not know the answers.
- Clear up misconceptions, i.e., false threats, that is it *their* fault.
- Let them tell their stories: drawing, creating poems, writing letters.
- Make a fear box. Cut out pictures from magazine that represent their fears and place them in the box.
- Have them prioritize their fears and talk to you about them.
- Help others: food banks, give a donation to a cause related to your issue.
- Read books for children about death and dying. (See my amazon.ca list) There are many for children that help them better understand that life is about, and death, too.
Forest bathing - I took a walk prior to our big rainfall. A nice piece of fungus on a tree on the island in the wetland. The island looks VERY wet, with a lot of deep snow ...
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