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  • Do’s and Don’ts for Talking to Your Child about Grief

    Do: Identify, validate, and normalize the feeling. Ask open questions.  Children’s behaviors are a window into how they’re feeling; they often use their actions to communicate when they don’t yet have the skills to do so verbally. When you notice your child might be feeling sad, angry, or disappointed, name it and open the door […]

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  • It’s Okay to be Sad. I’m Sad, Too

    Anna’s letter announcing the cancellation of in-person programming this summer hit me harder than I expected. I had anticipated that Covid-19 might disrupt the plans for Summer 2020, but getting the official news filled me with dread and a lot of tears. I sat in that sadness for a few days, reminiscing on my summers […]

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