Should children attend funerals?

Should children attend funerals?

For many people, the question, should children attend funerals? is a polarizing one. While some agree, many disagree when it comes to children at funerals. Yet,  Doctor Kenneth J. Doka, a professor of psychology and counselling at the College of New Rochelle says,...
How To Tell Children Grandma Died

How To Tell Children Grandma Died

How to tell children Grandma died is a heart-wrenching challenge. Unlike adults, children don’t have a greater understanding of death as a part of life. Nor can they comprehend abstract concepts. Children need simple words and short sentences. All of which adds to the...
What To Say When Someone’s Cat Dies

What To Say When Someone’s Cat Dies

What to say when someone’s cat dies? That is the all-important question. After all,  your sympathy response becomes a measure of who you are as a colleague, friend, partner or family member. Giving a pet sympathy card, along with expressing condolences, is a lovely...
Sympathy Gift Series Book Review

Sympathy Gift Series Book Review

Healing sad with happy is the wisdom running through all the books in The Sympathy Gift Series. Departed loved ones and pets leave behind a treasure of love. Yet, upon their death, grief locks this treasure and hides the key.  That’s where The Sympathy Gift Series...
What is the Best Sympathy Gift?

What is the Best Sympathy Gift?

Type “What is the best sympathy gift?” into any browser and watch hundreds of listings scroll down your screen. The multitude of choices is overwhelming. Gifts range from funeral flowers, bereavement baskets, and memorial gifts, through to condolences cards and more....