Motherless Mother Resources
Dealing with Death
How to help you and how to help you help the little ones cope and understand death.
Note: For folks ages 21–45 who have experienced loss, our members have recommended The Dinner Party, which provides virtual community gatherings aiming to combat the isolation that comes with being among the first in your peer group to lose a parent, sibling, partner, child, or close friend.
This is an overview from the 2018 talk, "How To Talk with Kids About Death" Park Slope Parents and Green-wood Cemetery co-sponsored.
Amy Cunningham, The Inspired Funeral
Liana Smith-Murphy, Play, Child and Adolescent Therapist at BrooklynPlayTherapy.com
This was written in response to the school shooting in Connecticut .
Resources and advice from PSP members on helping children cope with the death of a loved one.
Help in explaining death to children.
For more advice and resources, reference our page on Helping Children Deal with the Death of a Loved One.
In this article:
“The very worst part of grief is that you can't control it. The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes. And let it go when we can.” —Grey’s Anatomy.
Below are resources to help children and families cope with traumatic events in the family, community, and world.
Our PSP members have shared resources to help you manage the pain of losing a newborn.