Transformation and Meaning-Making
I feel like I need to be a better person.
Pediatric psychologist and grief counselor Nancy Frumer Styron talk about the pressure parents feel to 'be a better person' after the death of their child, which can manifest in many different ways. It's important for parents to understand they did the best they could.
People wonder how they are changed by the death of their child.
Pediatric psychologist and grief counselor Nancy Frumer Styron talks about how people seek to understand how they are changed by their child's life and death, and the variety of ways people may experience change. A bereaved mom talks about she is changed and how she is doing: my son's life has enriched my life ...and oddly I can be thankful for that.
Each small step moves you forward into finding that meaning for you.
The mom of a 9-year old daughter who died from cancer talks about how her daughter's death has changed how she lives her life. "If I don't do something with it, she's going to be mad at me. She didn't get the opportunity. But I have it." It doesn't have to be big.