Join us as we discuss:
Handling grief from the death of a pet, to divorce, to mass shootings.
Why we are so reluctant to discuss these difficult topics.
Good-to-practice techniques on helping kids process, grow, and even get better at handling loss.
The are few things that are absolute in life. There are so many things that we can change, even things that we think we cannot change that we really can. Life is so transient that if we are truly motivated it is quite impressive what we are capable of doing.
But there lies one irrefutable fact that we hate, and I mean absolutely hate to admit to: we will all experience death one day.
I will. You will. Our kids will. And there is nothing that we can do to stop it. Postpone it. Sure! And I think that we should. But we simply must accept that it is inevitable.
So you might be thinking "oh. Thanks for that little pick-me-up Trey." You're welcome! I kid. But what if I told you that you can actually get good at handling loss and deaths. Doesn't make the pain go away, but it can get easier to deal with. And it all starts as a kiddo.
You see, when Elvis the hamster dies, it is a great time to practice teaching our kids how to hurt, express, and cope healthily.
In reality, loss and the pain that comes from death and loss, is actually the sign of intimacy. The by-product of closeness that shouldn't be avoided, but celebrated in some ways.