Coping With Bereavement With Children.

            For many children their first real experience with loss happens when a pet dies. When a well loved pet dies, children need consolation, love, support and affection more than complicated medical explanations. They need to have their feelings understood and validated. Their reactions will depend on their age and […]

How do you support a child who has lost a parent?

Children and young people grieve just as much as adults but they show it in different ways. They learn how to grieve by copying the responses of the adults around them, and rely on adults to provide them with the support they need in their grief. How might bereaved children react and what may help? […]

Losing our lovely old faithful & loving dog Barney

Today is a sad day. Over the weekend our lovely dog Barney became very ill and we knew the end was coming for him. He was 18 years so a great age in dog years – we have had so many happy times with him. He is the same age as my daughter who turned […]

Topic of The Month. Bereavement – The Loss Of A Child

 I was driving home from taking my friend Nicky for her brain scan at St. George’s Hospital in Tooting as she had a “funny” turn last October where she fainted or had a “mini fit” and I started listening to Jeremy Vine’s Radio 2 Show where they were discussing bereavement and Gordon Brown speaking for […]