The Mary Mac Show | Helping Children Understand Pet Loss

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

This week we continue speaking about Pet Loss but from a child’s perspective.

For many children, the first death they deal with is the loss of a goldfish, a turtle, or a dog or cat.

They aren’t mature enough to put words to their feelings, so we need to help them learn that what they are feeling is perfectly natural and normal. That adults grieve also after a pet’s loss and they are not alone.

In this week’s episode, we discuss the different emotions they feel, how to best speak with them, what language will not serve but confused them and how to celebrate the life of your pet.

I’ve created a specific Pet Loss page on my website where you can find the best people to give advice, if you need it, to make this experience better for your children. Some organizations, like Veterinarian Medical Schools, have hotlines staffed by those studying to become Veterinarians.

You can also go to my Crisis Resource tab on this website, where you can call suicide hotlines staffed by ready and waiting trained counselors all over the world, who are willing to listen to all your own personal pain, after a pet’s or your favorite person’s death and give you advice on helping your little ones, too. USE THEM!! And don’t you ever feel that your loss is trivial.

There is no need to harbor your pain when you can speak with someone who understands it.

Additional Notes:

Visit Brad Yates’ youtube channel will teach you the Emotional Freedom Technique. His videos calm your spirit and help you release emotional and physical pain as you move forward. Here are two specific videos that will help you.

Here are some meditation music to help you rest.

You can order your Bach’s Rescue Remedy by clicking on the link below and then tab at the top of their page for Rescue Remedy Products. Remember, these do have alcohol in them.

I use the Rescue Remedy 20ml drops but they have spray and other versions which might work better for you. And…they also have products to calm pets, too.

Grab my free ebook, 21 Things You Need to Know About the Grieving Process, right here on my site.

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