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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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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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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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A Tu Nidito Story

June 6, 2017

  Tu Nidito had the honor of working with film maker, Evan Grae Davis, for a documentary film to share a story of Tu Nidito. It was a wonderful experience that led us to this beautiful video. A special thank you to the Yeakley family for sharing their grief journey with us....

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Twenty Ways to Support a Friend who has a Child with a Serious Illness

November 9, 2016

When someone in your life has a child diagnosed with a serious illness, their world is turned upside down. As a friend, you want to find the right things to do to help, however it is not always easy to know what they need. And saying ‘Just call if you need something,’ is not helpful, […]...

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