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Summer (Grief) Reading List for Kids + Teens

School is out, days are long–which means more time for reading. Whether it’s planning for relaxing days on the beach, at Barton Springs Pool, or inside soaking up some cool A/C, we are often looking for a good read in the summer. If your mind is occupied with grief matters, perhaps reading a grief tale …

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Grief and Sleep – It's Not Just for Kids

Recently, our Kids Who Kare Coordinator Christi Neville, LPC shared this information with the caregivers of children who attend these groups. Since grief affects sleep for all of us, not just in children, we thought it would be helpful to share with you.  Recently at one of our groups, the kids were asked how they …

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Reading, Writing, and Lessons of the Heart

by Christi Neville, LPC Sending our kids back to school has given me the opportunity to reflect on the many parallels between the classroom and grief.  Our culture places heavy emphasis on quantifiable learning…almost daily, we teach our children valuable skills in math, reading, science, and athletics…lessons that are often visible, tangible, or at least …

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Sleep and Grief

 by Christi Neville, LPC At a recent Kids Who Kare group, when we were discussing a relaxation activity, the kids were asked how they sleep at night, and not surprisingly, about 99% of the group expressed that since their loss, they have trouble sleeping….either getting to sleep, waking up frequently, or having nightmares. Many parents …

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