Grief Counseling Courses Article on Grief and Parenting

Good article on the story of a single father who faced the mental issues of his spouse and taught his children how to grieve.  This story reveals how one must grieve but also fulfill other duties to children especially.  It points to the love of a parent to care for one’s children despite all pain.

Parenting and grief unfortunately meet quite frequently.  Please also review our Grief Counseling Courses
Parenting and grief unfortunately meet quite frequently. Please also review our Grief Counseling Courses

 

The article, “My dad’s lesson in parenting through grief, served with a side of eggs” by Marjorie Clark Brimley relates how her father continued to parent despite grief, teaching the children the importance of proper coping.  The article states, 

“When I was growing up, my mother’s mental illness meant that she did not wake up early. It also meant that she never made me breakfast, even though she was the parent who stayed home. Fortunately, early on my father had mastered the art of a scrambled egg, buttered toast and limited conversation. That was enough to bring my teenage self to the table each day.”

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