Robbie Miller Kaplan's Blog – March 2011 Archive (2)

When to involve children in the bereavement process

We know how to respond to a death in a friend’s family, but what happens when the death is in the family of your child’s friend? Is it appropriate to involve children when supporting the bereaved family? That’s what one mom wondered. Her daughter’s best friend’s granddad died. The mom planned on writing a condolence letter to the family and asked, “Should my daughter write one too?”


At what age is it appropriate to involve our children in the bereavement process? I’m not sure…


Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on March 22, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Why we call it comfort food

Upon hearing difficult news, we instinctively want to comfort. It’s a logical response since the word comfort means a relief from sorrow and pain. Our family experience and cultural heritage shape the ways in which we comfort. Often the women in our families, our mothers, grandmothers, and aunts, used some form of food for consolation.


It seems only natural that when we look to extend comfort, we most often think in terms of food. And the foods we choose…


Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on March 8, 2011 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

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