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Splash Emotions!

June 26, 2019

Looking for an activity to get your kids talking about their feelings? Tu Nidito Support Specialists recommend playing Splash Emotions, a great summer activity that encourages talking about big feelings AND offers fun water play! Materials needed: At least six different emotions, drawn/printed on paper and placed inside plastic sleeve protectors. I...

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Introducing Tu Nidito’s 2019 Remarkable Moms!

March 15, 2019

We are so proud to introduce you to our class of 2019 Remarkable Moms: Julie Wolfe Beadle, Pam Grissom, Anna McCallister-Nichols, Nancy Sweitzer, and Terri Zarling. Whether it’s overcoming their own obstacles in the face of serious illness or death or making a difference in the lives of our community’s children, these remarkable women are [&hel...

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Exploring Feelings of Sadness

February 27, 2019

Sometimes, sadness comes and goes. Sometimes it lingers. Sometimes it stays so long that we can’t imagine what it would be like to experience another feeling. Tu Nidito staff created this activity to support children and teens dealing with sadness relating to serious illness or bereavement, while acknowledging the importance of joy and self-care ...

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Friend of the Nest – Alok

February 6, 2019

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Dr. Alok Patel, who served as a Tu Nidito volunteer from 2005-2012 while he was a medical student at the University of Arizona. Alok credits his volunteer work at Tu Nidito for changing his approach with patients and people in general. Today, Alok is a clinical instructor […]...

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Camp Opportunities in Arizona

January 22, 2019

Looking for a camp that serves children impacted by serious illness and death? There are a number of organizations throughout the state of Arizona providing weekend and overnight camps for kids, teens and families. Discover a camp that meets your child’s needs! Stepping Stones of Hope Offers a variety of bereavement camp experiences including...

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Support Tu Nidito using the Arizona Tax Credit!

November 28, 2018

Choose to invest your tax dollars in our community. Did you know that you can direct your Arizona tax dollars to the causes and organizations you care about? Tu Nidito is a qualifying charitable organization, meaning the money you would otherwise pay in taxes can benefit grieving children right here in Southern Arizona. That’s right! […]...

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A Colorful Journey: An Artistic Expression of Grief

September 20, 2018

During our September groups at Tu Nidito, we asked children and young adults to reflect on some very important questions: What is it like to have a serious illness? What is it like to be the brother or sister of someone who has a serious illness? What is it like to have a parent with […]...

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Working Through Angry Feelings with Anger Monsters!

August 22, 2018

Anger! That feeling that boils up inside you, making you feel like you are going to explode! Anger is a normal emotion to feel, especially when a loved one has a serious illness or when someone special dies. Sometimes, we show our angry feelings by yelling or being rude to others. Anger Monsters are a […]...

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Regresando a la escuela con el corazon roto

August 2, 2018

La temporada de regreso a la escuela en un momento emocionante. Puede ser tambien abrumador tener que re-establecer su rutina diaria. Para un nino que esta pasando por duelo,  esta época del año puede estar llena de emociones cuando se da cuenta de que su persona especial que murió ya no está allí para participar […]...

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Tips for Supporting a Griever

July 25, 2018

A difficult element of the grieving process is being around people who say or do things that negatively impact the emotional well-being of a grieving person, even despite best intentions. It can be difficult for friends and loved ones to find the right words to show their support. Here are some suggested ways to show […]...

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