How to Help Kids Process Grief

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By: Robert Garrett

When I was 7, my mum passed away. It wasn’t until some 30 years after the fact, that I was finally able to talk about her without ending up in tears. The impact of unresolved grief, particularly on the developing brain (which already functions in a highly emotive state in teenagers), can have long-term implications. I’ve known adults still struggling decades after a tragic event in their childhood. Continue reading “How to Help Kids Process Grief”

How Can I Teach My Kids to Be Safe Without Scaring Them?

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By: Dr Justin Coulson

Hi Dr Justin, we recently had a family meeting and decided on a family safe word – a word we can use in case someone other than family has to pick the kids up. I know I need to explain to my kids why we need a safe word, but I’m worried about scaring them, especially my five year old. How can I teach her how to be safe without scaring her? Continue reading “How Can I Teach My Kids to Be Safe Without Scaring Them?”