Grieving

More kids than we think have do deal with issues around grieving and death. Here are links to a few resources that may help you talk with your child.
How to talk to your school age child about death
Sesame Street – Grief

If you are trying to decide if your child should attend a funeral here is some information to help you make that decision.

Should your child attend a funeral

Social Skills

There are all kinds of opportunities for kids to learn and practice social skills (sharing, friendships, problem solving, etc.).
Strategies for Parents & Teachers to deal with a variety of social challenges.

Other Resources

Often Elementary students can learn how to deal with a variety of topics through bibliotherapy (reading/having books read to them about the topic) below is a link to various topics and books that discuss them.

Bibliotherapy

Noreen Wheeler
nwheeler@southerntioga.org