Pet Loss: Helping Children Grieve

SONY DSCAs pet owners, the death of a pet can be heartbreaking. But often, heartbreak is felt doubly so by the youngest family members: our children.

For many children, the loss of a pet is their first experience with death. This may mean that they need some gentle guidance on what has happened, and what that means; while for others, it may mean a life lesson in processing grief and moving on in a healthy way.

Whatever your family dynamic or beliefs might be, we hope that you can turn your pet’s loss into an opportunity to come together as a family and celebrate your pet’s life and the time you shared, rather than wallow in sorrow.

Here are a few ideas for making this time easier on you all… Continue…