About Kris Peterson

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kris has written 30 articles so far, you can find them below.

Grieving a Lost Child

The above sculpture was created by a Slovakian art student named Martin Hudáček, titled: “The Child That Was Never Born” Working with a parent or parents after their child has died can be a daunting task. It can be difficult to ascertain what ‘normal’ grief is and when to involve other specialized health care professionals […] Continue reading →

Death of an Estranged Parent

There are many articles on parents with estranged adult children.  This article however will touch on adult children with estranged parents. When people hear about the loss or the impending loss of an estranged parent some people feel shocked and unprepared to experience the range of emotions of grief.  They may struggle with a wide […] Continue reading →

Surviving the Death of a Sibling

The Surviving Adult and Sibling Grief Sibling relationships are so complex because while growing up, siblings are both friends and enemies, teammates and competitors. People both play and fight with siblings. As children naturally seek security, attention, and love from parents, it is only normal to perceive brothers and sisters as competitors for these precious […] Continue reading →

Grieving an Incarcerated Loved One

Many families with a loved one in prison or jail experience economic hardship, especially if the incarcerated person was a primary wage-earner of the household.  You have to grieve the loss of that person in your day-to-day life, as well as deal with any extra struggles his or her loss brings. In addition, you have […] Continue reading →

Coping with Grief in the Classroom

“The act of providing help to others during difficult times may be beneficial to the provider as well as the recipient. It is empowering for children and adolescents to help others.” –American Psychological Association People naturally seek out others for solace and support during difficult times. Especially children who are still discovering their emotions and how to […] Continue reading →

Memorial Day

In the United States, Memorial Day is a federal holiday, held on the last Monday in May in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.  Originally known as Decoration Day, it began in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. […] Continue reading →

Emotional Support Animals

Animals have proven to be able to assist people in overcoming grief, which has led to a recent rise in the use of therapy animals; although animal-assisted therapy theory has been around since World War II. Emotional Support Animal vs Working Service Animal An Emotional Support Animal (ESA) or Comfort Animal is an animal that, by its […] Continue reading →

Funeral Rites Around the World

Death and dying is a universal human experience, yet human beings’ beliefs, feelings, and practices in regard to this experience vary widely between different religions and cultures.  Maybe you have a friend that is has just lost a loved one and you want to be culturally sensitive during this difficult time.  For people from diverse cultures, […] Continue reading →

Impact of Substance Abuse and Addiction on Families

Many substance abusers and addicts believe that the only one they are hurting is themselves.  Though substance abuse and addiction heavily impacts the life of the abuser, it also negatively affects the lives of everyone around them, especially close friends, family, and children.  Significant family conflict develops if the abuser or addict is stealing goods […] Continue reading →