UNDERSTANDING LOSS AS NOW, BEFORE, AND AFTER

How Do You Care for Your Student Who Is Mourning the Loss of His Mother To Cancer?

Explaining death to children

Blessing Oluchukwu Awamba
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4 min readFeb 22, 2024

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An animated image of a child looking sad as he crouches down with many rolls of discarded tissue around him like he’d been crying and using them.
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When I lost my dad, my siblings were two years and six months old. I was six, so I can relate to the experience of losing a parent early and, worse, to a terminal illness.

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Blessing Oluchukwu Awamba
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I write about life; as I experience it, as I know it; as it could be better.