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Sunday, January 09, 2005

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I have a question.

My seven year old daughter is still grieving the death of her great-grandmother. She wakes up crying at least once a week. I have read her different books from the library (Dinosaur's Die, Where is Heaven, What Happens When You Die etc). We have talked about it lots and lots but she still continues to grieve. I won't go into all the other things I have done to help her cope and understand but I am very interested in any suggestions others have on what we could do. I do realize that grieving is a process and it takes time (it has been 8 months) , but I am getting worried.


Blogger David said...

Thanks for stopping by my place. Saw a segment on Dr. Phil yesterday about grieving - we each deal with grieving differently and it is important to realize that. You might check out his web page on the subject and find some useful information there. Good luck and I hope your daughter find peace soon.

5:50 a.m.  
Blogger KT said...

Hi Barbara,
You had posted a comment to my blog (ktspot) about light therapy - just wanted to say thanks for leaving that information! My husband has experienced S.A.D., for which he has been using light therapy for, and he swears by it. I too have been trying to get outside more during peak light hours; or using some sort of artificial light, and it does help. Thanks again for the post! (and thanks for reading my blog - I didn't think anyone actually read it!)

2:58 p.m.  
Blogger Blessed75 said...

Was just about to log off for the night and this post caught my eye. I am thinkin you have done the right things. You've talked to her, bought her the books and explained things to her etc. (do you know that I'm almost 30 but I remember that book, what happens when we die?) I know that everyone grieves in their own way and for different time periods etc. However, this is a little girl and it HAS been 8 months. I would suggest maybe talking to a counselor. You are in my prayers - Please update and let us know. It's hard for children to "grasp" death just as it can be for adults sometimes but it really concerns me it's been 8 months. Hang in there, you're doing a WONDERFUL job. Hugs, Nikki

7:36 p.m.  

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