Helping Children Grieve a Pet

My latest post for the Knoxville Moms shares our grief coping strategies.

In the last year and a half, two of our dogs passed away. These were beloved pets that our children had always known; at 12- and 13-years-old, both dogs were older than our children. Their losses hit us deeply, yet while we were grieving our beloved furry family members, our kids were really grieving for the first time.

Here are some strategies that helped us all through the grieving process. Please take what you find helpful and ignore what you don’t; every family grieves differently, and what works for us may not be a good fit for you.

You can read the full post here.

And if you, too, are grieving a beloved pet, please know you aren’t alone.


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