When grief overtakes your family after the death of a child, it's no longer parenting as usual. You feel devastated and overwhelmed by the responsibility of holding your surviving child's tender heart while you yourself are grieving the loss of their sibling.
Thank goodness for support groups. But you need more than understanding when it comes to parenting your broken-hearted child to live a happy, hopeful life after loss of a sibling has shattered childhood innocence.
Beyond what most grief groups offer, you need parenting guidance—not just for now, but for the years to come.
An unknown future lies ahead. Nothing is as you dreamed it would be. Grief hangs over every day. You wonder . . .
How can we ever get past this grief?
Good Grief Parenting provides the guidance, assurance, skills, and tools you need to support your grieving child and yourself as you heal. With hope and confidence you can live forward toward a future bright with possibilities and even joy.
The Good Grief Parenting approach gives parents positive ways to honor and cope with grief in day-to-day living. You can see your way forward with hope and choose how you want to remake life for your family after loss.
Good Grief Parenting equips parents to . . .
Take care of yourself while taking care of your child.
Recognize and acknowledge your child's unique needs.
Nurture your child's healing and sense of self.
Learn the difference between moving on and living forward while holding your loved one's memory.
Learn healthy ways for you and your child to grieve and honor the memory of your loved one.
Discover your own heart-led wisdom and the confidence to advocate for your family's needs.
Gain life skills that will equip your child and yourself to face inevitable losses and manage difficult emotions well.
Create a hope-filled family environment with possibilities that lead to wholeness and thriving beyond loss.
Parents who practice Good Grief Parenting give their child the gift of good grief and healthy coping skills for a lifetime. You can stop wondering whether you and your child can be okay and believe that you will be.
I'm glad you found me! I've been where you are.
Now, as a parent coach, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®, and founder of Good Grief Parenting, I help families heal and remake life after hopes and dreams have been stolen by the death of a child.
My heart's desire is to provide parenting guidance, assurance, skills, and tools amidst circumstances you never imagined your family facing. I offer coaching and a community of parents who understand what you are experiencing. Take just 20 minutes on the phone with me to discover how your family can thrive after your heartbreaking loss.
Equipped with the Good Grief Parenting framework you will be confident that you are helping your bereaved child grieve well and hopeful about a future for your family that is bright with possibilities and even joy.
Author Anne Roiphe describes grief as having two parts. The first part is loss. The second part is the remaking of life. Most resources available to grieving parents offer support for coping with loss but fall short of addressing the far-reaching impact on a family and the necessary remaking of life after the death of a child.
Good Grief Parenting is different. Parents learn “how”—not only how to cope with the devastation of their loss, but also how to remake life for themselves and their bereaved child throughout the years to come.
Good Grief Parenting acknowledges the layers of grief that are unique to the experience of child loss in the early childhood years—including the excruciating challenges of parenting a young family with years of growing up ahead while grieving the loss of a child.
Parents find the guidance and assurance they need—to heal and help their child heal, to tap into and trust their own wisdom, and to build a solid foundation for living forward toward a future bright with possibilities and even joy.
Working with me, parents discover the life-changing difference of good grief and the four heartbeats of the Good Grief Parenting framework.
Self-paced short courses on Good Grief Parenting and early childhood sibling loss topics
1-1 coaching on the essentials of good grief and on the four heartbeats of the Good Grief Parenting framework
Parents Raising Young Siblings After Child Loss Facebook group, podcast interviews, community calls on Zoom
Trainings and presentations for childcare providers, parent groups, organizations
Ready to get to Good Grief? Schedule a free 20-minute call with Michele.
I help families heal and live forward with grief after the death of their child. With the Good Grief Parenting Approach parents get in touch with their parenting wisdom so they can be confident that they are helping their bereaved young child grieve well and can be hopeful about a future for their family bright with possibilities and even joy.
You turned my mourning to dancing and my sorrow to joy. Psalm 30:11
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