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Explaining Death to Children – Bergen County

Morrisa Drobnick, LCSW, staff writer and advice columnist of “KIDS Magazine” answers questions about children and grief and bereavement. Preschool children cannot understand that death is permanent and non-reversible; therefore, they do not see death the way teens and adults do. When someone they know dies, young children do not always express grief through tears, so we can miss the signs that they are grieving. The way we handle the death of a loved one teaches our children a lot about life. Morrisa asks her readers how they have explained death to their children. Don’t say the deceased is “sleeping” – this makes the children afraid to go to sleep

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Ramsey Beating the Post-Vacation Blues

Beating the Post-Vacation Blues by Morrisa Drobnick, LCSW, staff writer and advice columnist of “KIDS Magazine” So long, Summertime. Good-bye swim clubs, beaches, lakes, and camps! Farewell to fun. Parents and kids alike have a tough time re-adjusting to the real-life demands of school and work. The problems of re-entry take on many forms, depending on the length of the vacation, the ages of the kids, and whether or not both parents work outside the home. Some people resist the change of pace. People have to deal with having their time tightly structured once more. When vacation ends, kids have to be more disciplined and that creates certain tensions in

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