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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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Color Your Grief

September 28, 2016

This is an activity that can be done with children of all ages that are dealing with grief related to a serious illness or death.     Supplies Needed: 12” Ceramic Tile Different color sharpies Dropper Rubbing Alcohol Tile Activity: Step One: Assign each color an emotion. For example red is angry, pink is frustrating […]...

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Tu Nidito Talking Sticks

August 24, 2016

The talking stick is an important part of Tu Nidito. It is a tool used in our support groups to help create a safe space to share thoughts, feelings and manage group participation. It allows everyone the opportunity to share their feelings and experiences, as well as listen to everyone else, without interruption.  Whenever we […]...

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Making Noise with Gourds and Grief

July 27, 2016

This is a creative way for kids to express their grief by making noise! To make the Gourd into a Maraca: Supplies Needed: Gourd (any size) Paint Yarn Fine Sand Paper Mod Podge Paper for filling holes in gourd Dried Beans, small rocks or dried peas (for the noise maker!) Drill To Make the Gourd: […]...

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Skittles – Serious Illness Support Activity

June 22, 2016

Here is a great activity to support children who are dealing with a serious illness, ages eight and up. With a slight adjustment of the questions, the activity can also be used to support siblings of kids with a serious illness diagnosis as well as an entire group. Supplies Needed: Bowl Spoon One bag of […]...

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Support for Siblings

May 25, 2016

When a child is diagnosed with a serious illness, it changes the entire family. A diagnosis can often mean long hospital stays for the ill child, which results in parents having to split their time between the hospital, home, work and other children. The ill child becomes the main focus of the family’s time and […]...

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Grieving Through The Holidays

December 2, 2015

It’s the holiday season; it’s a time that traditionally brings families and friends together to eat, drink and celebrate. However, for those grieving the diagnosis of a serious illness or death of someone special, the holiday season can bring significant challenges. At Tu Nidito, this is one of the hardest times for our families as […]...

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When a Brother or Sister is ill – Activities to help siblings process a diagnosis

October 23, 2015

When a child is diagnosed with a serious medical condition, the entire family is impacted. This impact can be especially felt by healthy siblings. Siblings are thrown into completely unforeseen life changes and likely have a limited understanding as to what exactly is happening. Siblings may begin to experience emotions that are overwhelming and di...

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Welcome to the Tu Nidito Buzz!

February 23, 2015

Tu Nidito is a compassionate, impact driven nonprofit agency that is always on the lookout for new ways to educate the community about our services and provide comfort, hope and support to those grieving a serious illness or death of a loved one. There is always something for us to share – so welcome to […]...

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