In her most recent article on the Psychology Today website, our board member and child bereavement expert, Phyllis Silverman writes that people instinctively want to protect children when someone has died.  In her thoughtful piece, she proposes that a better approach is to guide children through these experiences in ways that respect their age.  Phyllis’s article is here.

Being honest with children is difficult, and an important part of our work at The Children’s Room is to work with adults to help them with the language, tools and strategies that they need in their day-to-day dealings with all children.  Teachers, counselors, coaches and nurses have all found our workshops and presentations to be helpful in developing these skills.