4 Ways to Comfort Parents Who Have Lost a Child

4 Ways to Comfort Parents Who Have Lost a Child

Losing a child is most parents' biggest fear. There's nothing that can prepare you for it, and it's undeniably one of the hardest things that a parent could face.

And if you're reading this, it likely means that you or someone close to you has lost a child in their lives. We're so sorry. 

While nothing can magically solve or end the grieving process, there are things that you can do to help comfort parents who have lost a child.

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How to Help a Child with Grief

How to Help a Child with Grief

Children see the world differently than we do, so it's no surprise that they often grieve differently than adults. This is particularly true when it's a child's first experience with loss or if they're young.
Young children, after all, may not truly understand what death means or how it will impact them. Children under the age of five may even have trouble understanding that someone who has passed won't be coming back. 
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3 Grief Resources Everyone Needs After Experiencing a Loss

3 Grief Resources Everyone Needs After Experiencing a Loss

Processing the death of someone we cared about can rock us to our core. It can cause us to face our own mortality, adjust our lives, and even question our fate. In some cases, the loss may even cause a lack of stability in your life, either emotional or financial.
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What Not to Say to a Friend Who Is Grieving (& What to Say Instead)

What Not to Say to a Friend Who Is Grieving (& What to Say Instead)

Many people who are blessed enough to not have experienced grief personally often have absolutely no idea of what to say to someone who has recently gone through a loss. 

Unfortunately, it's not uncommon that in an attempt to say something comforting, we often fall back on cliches that we've heard before. In some cases, however, these cliches can actually hurt more than they help. 

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Nature & Grief: How to Find Peace in Nature After Losing a Loved One

Nature & Grief: How to Find Peace in Nature After Losing a Loved One

When we lose someone we love, our whole world can standstill. It's normal to be withdrawn, to find yourself spending more time on the couch or in bed, trying to wrestle with grief. 

While you definitely need time to fall apart on the couch, many people also find it helpful to take steps to move along the healing process as soon as possible. Those steps can be baby steps, too-- that's okay! 

There's plenty of evidence that one of the best ways to start moving through your grief is to get outside of your home and into the sunshine... even if you're simply taking a few steps into your own backyard.

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