Contributions by Andy McNiel


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Klinger’s Korner: Kids, Grief, and the Holidays

Get tips to help our children and teenagers traverse the holiday celebrations while also reconciling their feelings of grief.

12/5/2022 - Andy McNiel
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Video: Grieving Families and the Holidays: Cherished Memories, New Traditions

Video discussion on the ways to remember your loved one, enjoy family traditions, acknowledge your loss and take care of yourselves this holiday season.

11/9/2022 - Andy McNiel
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Klinger’s Korner: Model & Teach Healthy Coping

One of the ways we can help our children after loss is to give them tools to cope with the thoughts and emotions that accompany grief.

11/7/2022 - Andy McNiel
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Children’s Grief Awareness Month: TAPS Support and Resources

November is Children's Grief Awareness Month. TAPS recognizes this important time of year in support of our bereaved children, teenagers, and families.

11/1/2022 - Andy McNiel
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Superheroes: Examples To Follow Along Our Grief Journey

Using “hero” themes can help children cope with grief, endure life’s challenges, learn to forgive, and find meaning in life in the midst of painful experiences.

9/8/2022 - Andy McNiel
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Heading Back to School Can Be a Challenging Process for Surviving Children

Here are some suggestions on how schools can provide a supportive environment for students who may be grieving the death of a loved one.

7/31/2022 - Andy McNiel
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Klinger’s Korner: Understanding Your Child’s Unique Way of Being in the World

Get suggestions for better understanding how your child feels most comfortable being in the world, and how to best spend our energy parenting them.

7/28/2022 - Andy McNiel
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Video: Grieving Styles and Family Dynamics: Communicating with Children and Teens

Video recording discussion on how to increase understanding, communicate needs, and support different grieving styles among your family members.

4/13/2021 - Andy McNiel
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Video: Grief in the Holidays - Finding Meaning and Hope as a Family

Video recording discussion on strategies for coping with the challenges of grieving during the holiday season, including how to make the holidays meaningful.

12/8/2020 - Andy McNiel
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Video: Five Things Kids Bereaved by Suicide Want Adults to Know

Video recording discussion on talking to kids about suicide and how child and teen grief after a suicide loss differs from other types of losses.

12/1/2020 - Andy McNiel - Carla Stumpf Patton