Health and Wellness

Good Mourning: The Many Faces of Grief

Darcie D. Sims, Ph.D., CHT, CT, GMS

Good Mourning: The Many Faces of Grief – Healing A Child’s Grieving Heart Through Tradition Fulfillment

Did you know that there are more than two million children and teens in the United States who are grieving the death of their moms or dads and that they are at much greater risk for psychological and behavioral problems than other kids? 1 out of every 20 children will experience the death of a parent before the age of 16. How can baking cookies or having a family movie night or attending a baseball game and eating a hot dog help these children grow through their grief to move from surviving to thriving?

My guest today is Laura Munts, of the Family Lives On Foundation, a non-profit organization that uses tradition fulfillment to focus on the LIFE STORY rather than talking about the “death story”. Children and their family chose a cherished tradition to recreate in celebration of their parent’s life and find healing in baking the cookies or having a picnic in the park. You can learn more about The Family Lives On Foundation by visiting: or calling 610 458-1690.

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