Sunday, September 30, 2007

My Grief Rights - for kids

1. I have the right to have my own unique feelings about death.
2. I have the right to talk about my grief whenever I feel like talking.
3. I have the right to show my feelings of grief in my own way.
4. I have the right to need other people to help me with my grief, especially grown-ups who care about me.
5. I have the right to get upset about normal everyday problems.
6. I have the right to have "griefbursts."
7. I have the right to use my beliefs about my god to help me deal with my feelings of grief.
8. I have the right to try to figure out why the person I loved died.
9. I have the right to think and talk about my memories of the person who died.
10. I have the right to move toward and feel my grief and, over time, to heal.

By: Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt

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