In Episode 159, we begin to discuss how to help our youngest members of our family at Hanukkah and Christmas as they navigate what could be the first holiday season without their loved one.
Our children and even our teens lack the ability to convey their deep pain over losing someone so close to them and we need to express that for them.
Whether they are very young, 6-12 or our teens, our vulnerable children need our tender loving care.
They need our comfort, time, attention, and focus even though we ourselves are suffering.
But if they don’t get your guidance, they will start to search for it in the wrong places and this is not something you want to happen.
Listen in to learn how to comfort and care for your young people at this season.
Additional Notes – Some things that will help along this journey to ease the pain:
If you are having an especially difficult time emotionally, I recommend you speak with a specialist at a hotline near you. Here you will find hotlines all around the world. Trained counselors are there to listen, free of charge, to what’s going on with you. Take advantage of their great kindness. Vent with an objective individual. You don’t have to be ‘suicidal’ to call them, but if you are, that’s the best place to call. Don’t hestitate!
For parents and teens, there is an amazing resource where you can email or text counselors for help at The Boys Town National Hotline! Outstanding assistance for your children and you.
Here are some meditation music to help you rest.
You can order your Bach’s Rescue Remedy from most health food stores, either in person or online. Click on the little yellow bottle on this page. 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.
*To find a homeopathic doctor, visit here or here. Many offer phone consultations if you cannot find one in your area. They work with patients around the globe. You can also research in your area of the world.
Grab my free ebook, 21 Things You Need to Know About the Grieving Process, right here on my site.
You may also wish to order my digital book on Holiday Grief to help you through this time, as well as learning more about How to Help a Grieving Child after a Loved One’s Death. Both are available here.
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