Supporting grief for children, especially your own children is hard-work. Children see death differently, depending on their age.
Anticipatory grief: "A feeling of grief occurring before an impending loss." The grief process I wanted to describe started just after Matthew was born.
Money was causing massive stress. I thought if I could get more, I'd fix so many problems as the mum of a medically complex child. So I looked for answers
Very Special Kids cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing a children’s hospice and professional family support services.
You've heard of PTSD - what about Post Traumatic Growth? It changed my life with a child with a life limiting condition & made me functional when he passed.
These are Luke and I's sleep tips to cope with being in hospital. Matthew was in hospital 50% of the time, Sleep is super important to cope with everything life as a parent of a medically fragile child can throw at you.
The first thing to know about connecting with a friend when they have lost their child, is that everyone is different. Loosing a child is most people's worst nightmare. So when they know someone has lost their's it can be difficult to know how to reach out. Everyone is different. You know this. Every person … Continue reading 10 Ways to Connect With Your Friend After They Have Lost Their Child
Finding a great therapist for your child is sometimes hard work! Often there is a element of not having a choice. Location, the therapist's specialisations all play a part. An Occupational Therapist At Work - Matthew was very happy. Our first experience Our first community based therapist was assigned to us at random, due to … Continue reading A great therapist – Celeste Clancy
Who knew as a kid that a New Year would be a cause of further pain & grief? The New Year is coming, and our lost loved one, won't be in it While grieving as I learned to take a day at a time, I was surprised to realise that the idea of New Years … Continue reading Grief while facing a New Year
Feeling relief while grieving a disabled child seems like a cold and heartless thing. But when you have witnessed your child in almost constant pain for long enough, this may happen to you. If it hasn't happened to you, keep in mind that everyday is new, and that emotions and feeling are all over the … Continue reading Relief while grieving a disabled child