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Questions in a Can

May 23, 2018

  “What happens if my special person dies?” “Is my special person’s serious illness contagious?”  “Where does someone go when they die?”  “Was (name of special person) in pain when they died?” When someone special in our life is diagnosed with a serious illness, it is normal to have questions about their treatment and progn...

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Love and Hope Stones

April 25, 2018

This activity is appropriate for children and adults grieving the death of a loved one and can be completed individually or as a family. Materials Needed: Activity Questions Marker or Sharpies (or acrylic paints if you want to get creative!) Four stones (each one large enough to write one word on) Step 1: Sit down […]...

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Introducing: 2018 Remarkable Moms

March 9, 2018

We are thrilled to introduce our 2018 Remarkable Moms: Lani Baker, Jenine Dalrymple, Soozie Hazan, Maya Luria and Judy Wood. This year’s Remarkable Celebration will be taking place Saturday, May 12, at the Westin La Paloma. Learn more about this important event, including ways you can honor our Remarkable Moms, on our website. We hope to see [&...

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Book Recommendations for a Grieving Child

February 12, 2018

Here at Tu Nidito, parents, teachers, and community members frequently ask us what they can do to help support a grieving child. Our staff has found that books are a great way to promote conversation and help normalize children’s feelings. Below is a list of books that Tu Nidito staff have found most conducive in […]...

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Grief Strategies for the New Year

January 11, 2018

“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” –Hal Borland, American Author and Journalist For many, the New Year marks an opportunity for a fresh start, often centering on goals for the coming year. But, as the staff and families […]...

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Support During End-of-Life

December 6, 2017

When dealing with serious illness, children and families experience many emotions and changes to their lives. Tu Nidito program staff is there every step of the way: diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and throughout their recovery and healing process. It brings us great joy to “close” a family member out of programs because they are healthy and [...

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Grieving During the Holidays

November 7, 2017

Tu Nidito realizes that grief is a process, not an event. We acknowledge that it is a continuous process, and like a tide, ebbs and flows throughout our lives, evolving as we adapt to an ever-changing climate. We have found that holidays are an especially challenging “tide” where feelings of loss and mourning are magnified. […]...

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Dia de los Muertos: Remembering Loved Ones

October 4, 2017

Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is a sacred Mexican holiday that has gained popularity in the United States. In Mexico, Dia de los Muertos is celebrated on the first two days of November and it is believed the souls of the departed make a brief return to this world to share […]...

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Working Through Worries

September 15, 2017

Worry. It’s an emotion that affects all of us – everything from day-to-day “small” worries to “bigger” life-changing events. Feeling worried is a normal part of life. When life is disrupted by serious illness or death, it can be difficult to manage the feelings that trigger us to worry. Children are more likely to worry […]...

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Going Back to School With a Grieving Heart

August 2, 2017

The back to school season is an exciting time. It can also be overwhelming as you re-establish your day-to-day routines. For a grieving child, though, this time of year can be fraught with emotions as the realization that their special person who died is no longer there to take part in the momentous rituals associated […]...

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