Grief and Children: Help for Parents
October 1, 2018
Hosted by Addie Anderson
Today's show explores how to deal with death and grief with our children. From deciding how to talk to children about a sick loved one before their death, to making decisions about children going to funerals, to how grief looks different and unexpected in kids, we discuss tips and strategies for parents. This is part of parenting that we usually feel unprepared for and do not talk about like we do so many other parenting milestones. Our impulse is often to protect our children from sadness and loss, but we can also give them the gift of experiencing death in a supported way that will better equip them to manage loss as they grow up. Tune in and learn what to say to kids about death and dying, what to do to support kids in their grief, and what to expect in their grief process.
Let’s Talk About Grief!
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Hello and welcome to Let’s Talk About Grief! Each week I talk to professionals and non-professionals about things related to grief, loss, death and dying. Grieving is an experience we will all have in our personal lives. Yet, it’s one of the least talked about subjects around. Well, avoid no more! On our show you learn about the transforming nature of grief.
Expect to gain insight on how to have difficult conversations about grief with family members who try to avoid it like the plague. Learn what it takes to get your financial and legal affairs in order to prepare for the inevitable. And also learn about grief from the viewpoint of funeral directors. But, most of all, be prepared to be informed, inspired, and uplifted.
Tune in to Let’s Talk About Grief!, with Addie Anderson.
Addie W. Anderson is the owner and founder of Begin Within Counseling and Coaching Services, Inc., and has been a licensed clinical professional counselor since 2002. After working with hundreds of clients on various mental health issues, Addie recognized that people dealing with grief and loss presented with the most intense pain. With a strong desire to help, Addie became a certified grief counselor and a Grief Recovery Specialist. She specializes in helping grievers manage difficult emotions and create a different life for themselves after a major loss.
In addition to seeing clients, Addie loves connecting with people when she speaks at conferences and organizations. She also partners with funeral homes to provide grief education to the families they serve.
Addie is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Death Education and Counseling, and the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association. She loves her work and greatly values the opportunities she has each day to help her clients achieve the best life possible.