Showing and Sharing Feelings
Naming a big feeling can help children begin to understand it, and later regulate it.
When someone we love dies, we may have big feelings—even many big feelings at the same time. Naming those feelings can help us find ways to cope and feel better. As you color in and cut out this printable, ask questions like, “What color do you think feels like sadness? Why?” and “What kind of face do you make when you are feeling excited?”
Once you have completed the Mood Monster, encourage your child to use it to communicate their feelings with you and others. If your child is having big feelings, ask them to put the face on the Mood Monster that best shows how they feel.
Elmo and Jesse Remember Uncle Jack
A video to show that there are many ways to remember—and celebrate—a person who died.
Growing as They Grieve
A special guide for providers supporting children who are grieving.
How Children Grieve and How to Help
Consider the different ways children experience grief as they grow, and how you might help.
Learn about disenfranchised grief.
The Complexity of Loss
Consider different types of grief and loss.
Growing as We Grieve
Parents and caregivers, reflect on your own experience of grief and hear what has helped other families cope, thrive, and find joy.
Supporting Grieving Native American Children and Families
Learn ways to support Native American children and families who are grieving with compassion and cultural humility.