Understanding Grief When A Child Dies

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Heard On The Morning Show
Flowers grave cemetary grief
Thomas Hawk (CC BY-NC)  

Some parents who experience the death of a child can barely describe their pain. Our guest has written a book of support, because she knows this grief firsthand; her teenage son died in a hiking accident in 1980. She spent decades as a counselor and now an author, working with people who are learning to live after a child dies.

Has your family endured a child’s death? What did it take to navigate everyday life in a time of immense grief or years later? In what way have you help a grieving parent? Tell us your story by emailing ideas@wpr.org, posting on the Ideas Network Facebook page, or tweeting @wprmornings. You can call 800-642-1234 during the show to share your thoughts on the air.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Kealey Bultena Producer
  • Nisha Zenoff Guest