Artie the Artful Alpaca!


                                         Helping Children Cope With Grief Can Be Difficult!

Artie the Artful Alpaca is a lovely story with beautiful illustrations that help children deal with the loss of a grandparent.

Helping children cope with grief can be difficult. When grief hits a family, children often become the focus– how to talk to them about death, how to recognize if they are grieving normally, and also how to create open communication.

Talking to your child about loss can be challenging.  Here is a beautiful children’s story about death that will help get the conversation started– whether your child has lost a loved one or is simply curious about the afterlife.

When a loved one dies, children feel and show their grief in different ways. How kids cope with the loss depends on things like their age, how close they felt to the person who died, and the support they receive.


It’s normal to miss a loved one who has passed. It is equally important to remember all the good times. These fond memories make us feel connected to our loved ones. In this way, we come to understand that our loved ones never really leave us. They always remain in our hearts.

Grief is a process that happens over time. Be sure to have ongoing conversations to see how your child is feeling and doing. Healing doesn’t mean forgetting about the loved one. It means remembering the person with love, and letting loving memories stir good feelings that support us as we go on to enjoy life.

This story was written about my lovely sister-in-law Josephine Taormina who valiantly fought her battle with Leukemia.

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