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The Parent Scoop - bringing research and knowledge to parents, from parents.

Hosted by Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, Ed.D., education professor and mom of two. 

The Parent Scoop is produced by Marko Kucher (Ameena's husband and partner). The podcast's theme music - Jazz Baba - features their teenage son, Josef Kucher, on guitar. The artwork for the podcast was created by their daughter, Laila Kucher, in collaboration with her dad.

Nov 18, 2020

Death is an inevitable part of all life, and yet talking about death is one of the hardest conversations that adults can have with children. 

To navigate this complicated topic, we are joined by Miranda Featherstone, MSW, a writer and school based counselor, and a mother of two young children. We discuss the importance of normalizing death, how to talk to children about death using developmentally appropriate language, and understanding grief.

***Episode Notes***

  • Normalizing death
  • How to talk to children about death
  • The experience of profound loss
  • Expressions of grief
  • How grief evolves
  • The four tasks of grief
  • Complicated grief
  • Why talking about death is like talking about sex

Links to some of Miranda's writing: 

Ghosts In My Nursery (The Yale Interview)

Resist Fear Based Parenting (The New York Times)