Parenting after experiencing a loss makes an already difficult job exponentially more challenging. Let’s face it, parenting is relentless and constant, and you don’t have the luxury of falling apart, curling up in a ball and nursing your wounds. You suddenly found yourself a single parent going it alone after a divorce or death of a spouse and are trying to mend your own broken heart while also being a steady support for your children. Maybe it is your parent who died, and you are mourning the loss while tending to a child who is suddenly asking a ton of questions you aren’t sure how to answer. Perhaps you have lost a child and don’t know how you are going to be able to survive it, let alone be the parent your other children are needing right now.
Grieving parents need an outlet where they can express their grief openly without fear of how it will affect their children. You need support, coping strategies, and an experienced professional who can help you let it out in meaningful ways so you can hold it together when you need to put your own feelings aside and tend to your kids. Together we can develop strategies for what to say, how to explain, and how to connect with your kids in their grief, alongside your own. Being a grieving parent can feel so lonely, but you don’t have to do this alone.
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