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Tips for Helping Kids Cope with Grief

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Learn how to help your child through the grieving process.
Air Date: 4/9/19
Duration: 22:54
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: Edy Nathan, MA, LCSWR
Edy NathanEdy Nathan, MA, LCSWR, is the author of the critically acclaimed book, It's Grief: The Dance of Self-Discovery Through Trauma and Loss, and a nationally recognized keynote speaker. She is a licensed therapist, an AASECT certified sex therapist, hypnotherapist and certified EMDR practitioner with more than 20 years of experience.

She has degrees from New York University and Fordham University, with post-graduate training at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy. For two seasons in 2010, she was the psychotherapist on the A&E series Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal.
  • Book Title: It’s Grief: The Dance of Self-Discovery Through Trauma and Loss
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/edy.nathan.5
  • Guest Twitter Account: @edynathan1
Tips for Helping Kids Cope with Grief
​When it comes to the loss of a loved one, the grieving process can be all-consuming and long-lasting. That process becomes more complicated when your child is experiencing grief with you. 

Drawing from decades of experience as a therapist, Edy Nathan has compiled a list of the top “do’s and don’ts” for parents trying to understand their child’s grieving process. She explains how children grieve differently than adults and shares signs to be watchful for in a grieving child. 

Edy explains that during the grieving process, parents need to focus on THEM:

  • Truth: Be honest with your child and avoid euphemisms. 
  • Honor: Respect the time your child needs to heal.
  • Emotion: Allow your child to feel full range of emotions.
  • Memory: Work to keep your loved one’s memory alive.
Listen as Edy joins Dr. Holly Lucille to discuss how to help kids cope with grief.
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