Death and Loss

19 Nov 2015

I wanted to share this with you; a 2 year old and a 3 year old talking about a dead bird they had found at Nurture Outdoor Kindergarten. Sometimes our instinct is to shelter children from the idea of death. But talking with them in truthful, simple ways is both age-appropriate and respectful.

29 Oct 2015

Top Tips on supporting children who are grieving - This is the second of two posts focusing on children's experiences of grief.  Here Carol Lee provides an overview of how you can support a child who is grieving. From ensuring an honest approach to providing opportunities for tactile play, we have some top tips here for parents, teachers and carers.

28 Oct 2015

Talking to children about death is never easy. Often, we don't think about doing it until a close relative dies. Some families try to protect children by 'softening' the reality of death, an approach which experts agree can do more harm than good. Here, Carol Lee draws on her own experiences following the death of her children's father, Andy.