When You Have No Idea Of What To Do Or Say

 

You may think that children don't think about, or feel the profound effects after the death of a loved one because they continue to play, laugh, hang out with friends, and go about their day. That is not true. Or, you may think it's better to protect a child and not say anything. It's not. Adults with unresolved grief who have suffered the loss of a loved one as a child, always remember the day they died. And the common theme is -

No One Talked About It.

My own mother remembers how hard it was for her at eight years old, to concentrate in school for a whole year after her father died. No one talked with her about it.

Because children are sensitive to your pain, they tend to keep their thoughts and feelings to themselves. So even if you encourage them to come to you, to say whatever they want, they may not do that. They don't want you to feel more pain.

Everyone who cares wants to protect. But it ends up being avoidance.

Today, with support and guidance, children can learn to be more open, learn to identify their thoughts and feelings, to cope, become more resilient and thrive as they adjust to life without their loved one. Melodee Roo & The Wantoks Too! supports you and your child like no other product has. So, thank you for being here today. Your visit means that you care about a child who has experienced the death of a loved one and

YOU WANT TO HELP!

 

Melodee Roo & The Wantoks Too! Letters For Grieving Children Like You, is a fantastic resource for parents, family members, and mental health professionals who are looking to support, guide, and provide explanations to children after they have experienced the death of a loved one.

Sharon Diaz has incorporated sound therapeutic techniques but approaches them through story, drawing, writing, movement, and art projects that children will find helpful and fun. The Disney-like songs are a beautiful way to reach children and help them feel cared for and understood. Children are often overwhelmed and confused by intense emotions and as they are still in the process of learning about themselves, the death of someone who they care about can be a confusing and scary life event for which they have no point of comparison.

This is a professional and invaluable resource that an adult can offer a child as a way to manage this complex process. I would highly recommend Melodee Roo & The Wantoks Too! Letters For Grieving Children Like You as a means to support a child who is experiencing grief but also as a means to bring family members closer together through their shared tragedy.

Adriana M. Diaz, CAGS, NCSP
School Psychologist
 
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