Supporting the Siblings
Illness and Loss: What is mentionable is manageable.
Child psychiatrist Dr. Elena Lister: “If we do not acknowledge our feelings and let them out, they eat away at us inside. We cannot make sadness go away. With grief, there is no way around it – we can only go through it.” “I’m sharing it with you and we can metabolize it together.” Dr. Lister talks about how it is important to use concrete words with children, and establish a space to speak openly about difficult things.