Preparing Grieving Kids for Back to School

For kids dealing with a death, “back to school” time can be tough. It’s return to routine, to peers who may or may not know that someone has died, and sometimes feeling alone in a whirlwind of homework and big expectations.

Below, some info about children’s grief reactions in school and how to help them with this big transition…

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How to Feel Better ASAP

Disclaimer: The assumption here is that these strategies require nothing but your own internal resources. No buying things. No alcohol or drugs. Just a little time and space with yourself. Not all of these things may work for you, nor do I suggest we have to feel better and forget our problems. Pain has its place, but we don’t always need to stay entirely in the pain in order to heal. The end goal is better functioning overall so we can get through the day one step at a time.