Health and Science News for Parents
Jul
15

How to explain to kids the passing of a pet

written by Guest Author

Today’s post is a guest post is from Hank McKinsey, a stay-at-home-dad blogger at Home By Hank. While the research literature does not contain much on helping children process the death of a pet, Hank has pulled together what is known from research about grief and child development in general to offer some tips. Talking […]

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Dec
14

How to help children process traumatic events and news

written by Tara Haelle

The whole nation is reeling with the news of today’s tragic shooting spree at a Connecticut elementary school. I had to take a break from social media and even from my work for a good cry because I just couldn’t take seeing all the status updates and news updates coming in. It was too much […]

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Dec
29

What Doesn’t Kill You Really DOES Make You Stronger

written by Tara Haelle

It’s official: hurricanes and grief are good for you. Just kidding – but there is a silver lining to all those tough experiences and tragedies we have to reckon with in life. They build up our resilience and can help us cope with pain and other traumatic experiences, according to a study called “Resilience: A […]

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