These books are wonderful resources to help children understand and cope with grief in a sensitive and age-appropriate way. 📚💔 #ChildGriefSupport

These books are wonderful resources to help children understand and cope with grief in a sensitive and age-appropriate way. 📚💔 #ChildGriefSupport Also check out the wonderful books about grief, change & loss in #TheSueAtkinsBookClub 📚 “The Invisible String” by Patrice Karst is a heartwarming book that helps children understand that the bonds of love can […]

Navigating Difficult Conversations: Addressing Tragedy With Teens.

Today a 15 year old teenager was murdered on her way to school in Croydon. We were buying my husband’s birthday presents just down the road in Valley Park Retail Park & saw the police helicopter flying overhead I know Croydon very well as we live 20 minutes away & my Mum & Dad used […]

The 7 Emotional Stages You’ll Go Through During and After Divorce.

  I always remind my clients that going through a Divorce is a process NOT an event and I firmly believe that it is similar to the grieving process described by the eminent American Psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book, On Death and Dying, that was inspired by her work with terminally ill patients. […]

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 […]

Abandonment & why some friends don’t want to take sides.

Going through a divorce is painful and brings with it soooo many upheavals from the heart wrenching process of separation, the legal complexities, moving out of your family home bursting with memories , financial burdens, childcare issues, social changes, and the list goes on. The bottom line is that divorce is an emotional experience that […]

Vengeance is a lazy form of grief.

  In the film “The Interpreter”, the character played by Nicole Kidman says, “Vengeance is a lazy form of grief.”   If you like me, are totally honest you’ve probably had moments where you’ve silently fantasied about your ex’s life being a total disaster after you’ve split up no matter who was to blame or […]

Talking to your children about the Newtown Tragedy

As a former class teacher for more than 20 years I was grief stricken by the traumatic shooting in Newtown as that would have been the same as killing the whole of my class of 20 Year One 6 year olds – which just made me cry in grief as I watched the news over the weekend. I have […]

‘If you miscarry, there’s no way to say goodbye’

  I had the great honour of being invited by my friend Melanie to be with her on Friday as she had her first scan of her growing baby at 12 weeks. I can’t tell you the joy we both felt as Mel is 41 and this is her first longed for child. To see the baby kicking their little […]


  Today I am delighted to have Wendy Young Founder of Kidlutions as my guest blogger. Wendy’s mission is to provide all children with a sense of success in handling whatever problems come their way.  She  knows that in life, success is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.  Kidlutions […]