Losing a Pet: How to Help your Kids and Family through the Grieving Process
Children often experience grief after losing a family pet, though they may show it differently than adults. Supporting a child through the grieving process in the right way is important and can set the stage for how they cope with losses in the future.
Dr. Lenka Glassman discusses tips to help you recognize the signs of grief in children and how to talk with them about the loss of their pet to help them cope in a healthy way.
Lenka Glassman, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist practicing at Georgetown Psychology Associates in Bethesda, MD and Washington, DC (Georgetown). She offers support services for individuals and families who have been impacted by the loss or chronic illness of their pet. Dr. Glassman received her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from The Georgia School of Professional Psychology in Atlanta, GA. Following her graduate studies, Dr. Glassman completed her pre-doctoral internship at Temple University, Tuttleman Counseling Services in Philadelphia, PA, and post-doctoral training at Howard University, Counseling Services in Washington, DC.
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