Grief is the term used to explain how we emotionally respond to a loss. When we help kids cope with grief, the right response is the best response and should be approached carefully. Since we all respond to grief differently, that response may be different based on the situation and person. In young children, they may express their feelings in ways other than talking. Children may use play or creative activities such as drawing or writing to express their grief. Older children often want to process with their peers and take a more proactive approach in dealing with their grief. When something like the loss of a student occurs at a campus, taking care of the social and emotional health of students and educators becomes our priority. Our latest installment of the Achieving Kids Podcast is a conversation with Dr. Kelly Jameson and principals about the best way to approach grief as they care for and communicate with our stakeholders during this time of need. Click on the link below to listen. What to Expect with Grieving Students
If your child is experiencing grief, we encourage you to let a school counselor or teacher know. Taking care of their social and emotional needs is the Wylie Way. We hope you enjoy the podcast.