The Garden: Resources

Additional Resources for Grieving Children, Teens and Families

 

  • How to Explain Grief to Children

    For parents/guardians that have a child experiencing grief or trying to understand what grief is can be difficult. As an adult, it can be hard to know how to explain such complex ideas and emotions to an individual so young but this post by @journeyofhopegrief on Instagram has a great analogy that can help! This post discusses the idea of living with a grief monster and what that means which can be a helpful way of explaining grief to young children.

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  • Learn How to Create a Time Capsule

    Creating a time capsule allows for the collection of special items or information with hope that they will be opened by someone in the future. Learn more on how to create a time capsule with this activity sheet from The Dougy Center.

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  • Being Mindful

    Mindfulness – the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. Using this popular therapeutic method can aid in many health benefits such as reduced stress and improved sleep. When experiencing grief, it can be difficult to remain grounded and remember to take time to ourselves even for a moment. One of the best ways to unwind our minds but to also practice mindfulness is to color! In the link attached there is an assortment of printable coloring pages suitable for everyone of every age!

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