Losing a child is hard for anyone. Whether your child died of an illness, an accident, or was a stillbirth you need to mourn, though often difficult it is important to learn how to deal with your feelings and continue your life. It is harder to lose a child than an adult relative or loved one because you wonder what they would have become and you get angry that they did not get a chance to live long. Follow this advice to help show you the healthiest ways to cope and the pitfalls to avoid.
Frank Healy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of New Jersey. He counsels people with depression and anxiety. He has Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory. He remembers every day of his life since he was six years old. This incl...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
Dealing and coping with loss can be one of the most devastating experiences a person will go through--especially the loss of a child. There are many emotions a parent will experience all at once that can seem overwhelming, incapacitating and even paralyzing.
Even though grief may not physically show a parent’s wounds from loss, the wounds from grief run deep and will take time to heal. Parents will manage grief in their own way, in their own time and at their own pace. It is vital for a parent to recognize that this process is a process that will take time.
Heather Gillis works part-time as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), and is founder of Bowen’s Hope a ministry to help kidney kids and their families. She is author of “Waiting for Heaven: Finding Beauty in the Pain and the Strug...View Full Profile
Our children are not supposed to die. As parents, we expect to see our children grow into adults and have full lives. We never expect to leave our children behind. When we lose a child, we lose our future, our hopes, our dreams and our identity as a parent. It is profoundly disorienting to lose a child because it is a death that is not supposed to happen. Parents expect to outlive their children--and they never expect to bury them.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist, author of Loving Yourself: The Mastery of Being Your Own Person, blogger for the Huffington Post, and expert for 20 different online magazines, with radio and TV appearances. I have over 19 years of clini...View Full Profile
Losing a baby is one of the most devastating losses that a person can experience. It goes against the natural order of life and death. A parent should never have to bury their child, but sadly, it is something that happens more often than many people realize.
Elizabeth Berrien is the co-founder of the non-profit The Respite: A Centre for Grief & Hope (www.TheRespite.org) and also the founder of the organization Soul Widows (www.SoulWidows.org) for widows age 60 and under. Her journey began in 2008 w...View Full ProfileRecent Articles