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Teen Grief Challenges

July 13, 2016

Grieving the death of someone special is hard at any age. For teens, it can be especially challenging. During a time when all they want is to fit in, teens become “different.” Here are six common challenges that teens face when grieving the death of someone special. Teen Grief Challenges: Being a teen is about […]...

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The SALT of Tears

June 8, 2016

In 2000 an organization, Children to Children merged with Tu Nidito, bringing bereavement group support to Tu Nidito’s programs. The merger brought a rich history of Children to Children’s beginnings by founder Marianna Cacciatore, as well as an expanded mission for children grieving the death of a loved one and a new home base for […]...

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Family Memory Activities

May 11, 2016

This time of year we often celebrate family holidays. Between Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, wedding season and graduations, there are several occasions that everyone comes together to celebrate life. While these occasions are joyous, they can often bring pain as someone you love might not be alive to celebrate. Instead of ignoring these times, tr...

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The Reality of Sudden Deaths

April 27, 2016

The term ‘sudden’ death often refers to death that could have been prevented such as homicide, suicide or accidental. These deaths usually carry a stigma and are often confusing and cause anger for people that are affected by them. They defy reason and leave the mourner with a multitude of questions. “Why me?” is a […]...

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Funerals – To bring a child or not

March 9, 2016

When a loved one dies in a child’s life, parents and caregivers often question whether or not kids should attend the funeral. There are many different variables that go into the equation when answering this question. There is no right or wrong answer to this question and it depends on each family’s situation when making […]...

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Suggestions for getting “Mads” out

February 24, 2016

There are many common emotional reactions when a child faces the death of a loved one or the diagnosis of a serious illness. One of the most common emotional reactions is being angry or mad. This anger can be directed at medical caregivers, family members or friends. While being mad is a common reaction, knowing […]...

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Keeping It Real: Conversation tips when a parent is diagnosed with a serious illness

February 10, 2016

No one looks forward to having difficult conversations, especially when they involve children and a parent’s diagnosis of a serious illness. However, sometimes they are not only important to have, but necessary. Having to tell your child that you have been diagnosed with a serious illness such as cancer is not only scary, but it […]...

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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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Activities to Help Kids Say Goodbye

November 17, 2015

Talking to children about death and dying is not an easy subject, however often necessary. The thought of sharing heartbreaking news feels like more than you can bear. Your instinct may be to shelter the child to make it less painful, but the truth is, there is no easy way to share sad news. However, […]...

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Grief and the Holidays

November 6, 2015

The holidays are associated with happiness; families come together, create memories and share long standing traditions. However for many families, happy memories are dulled by the pain of experiencing the holidays without a loved one or provide a new and challenging experience due to a recent diagnosis of a serious illness. The holidays may be [&he...

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