Tips and tools that can help your children through grief in an appropriate manner! Read what professionals say about the app in the end of this text, and see an introduction video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAjJxKf8wnE
It can be a daunting task talking to kids about subjects such as illness and death. It's crucial to maintain open and honest communication with kids so that when they have questions or concerns about things they experience, they feel comfortable coming to their parents or other caregivers for information. “Kids’ Grief” is the tool you need to open that conduit of communication and maintain it.
The app provides you with the knowledge, the tips and the building blocks you need to support your children and to talk with them about their thoughts, feelings and experiences. The app features kid-friendly pictures of an puppy. Children don’t have the same vocabulary as adults and lack prior experience, so visual aids such as dialogue images will make talks more tangible and manageable for them.
The app consists of three parts:
Part 1: First part describes the app content and the purpose of the app.
Part 2: Second part contains knowledge relating to children's grief reactions, support of children, communication and a FAQ.
Part 3: Third part contains pedagogical tools for conversing with children, including exercises and 12 dialogue images. The app gives you example statements of how to open up the conversation as well as asking questions to prompt your child to keep talking about the image and how to relate it to their lives.
The dialogue images represent themes such as illness and death and themes such as happiness and play. In this way, the images make it possible to talk about both grief and happiness. Images of illness/death present a tangible approach to themes that would otherwise be difficult to approach. Images of happiness give the child an opportunity to get a break from the grief. At the same time adults can gain insight into the child's thoughts about happiness in his or her everyday life.
THE PROFESSIONALS SAY ABOUT THE APP:
"As someone who has an educational background in Child Development and Psychology, I am a huge fan of this app. This app does a great job of spelling things out step by step and makes those types of situations seem much more manageable. I would highly recommend both apps to parents, teachers and caregivers”. Read the entire review here: http://www.theiphonemom.com/kids-life-and-kids-grief-review/
JESPER RENDSMARK, PSYCHOLOGIST, RIGSHOSPITALET:
“The app is a very manageable and profitable tool to talk with children about illness, death and grief. It gives a useful insight into children’s reactions and thoughts. Beyond this, one is provided with concrete tools and suggestions for how to talk to children about the difficult subjects. The app contains a series of great dialogue images, which can be applied directly in the dialogue with children”.
PREBEN ENGELBREKT, CEO, "CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS & GRIEF":
“New initiatives like this are very important, because parents and other adults really wants to help children in grief, but they lack tools to manage the situation. This is a really good example of how we can help parents with helping their children”.
HENRIETTE VON IRGENS-BERGH, THE DANISH CANCER SOCIETY:
“This app is professional, updated and manageable. It contains useful knowledge and tools, and the dialogue images are very suitable for children. I hope that this app will reach many families”.
LIS HOULBERG, FAMILY THERAPIST, COPENHAGEN FAMILY COUNSELING:
“The app is really useful, very suitable for children and also beneficial for adults. It’s an outstanding work. The images are really cute, appealing, suitable and convenient for conversations with children”.
MARGRETHE VADMAND, MAGAZINE “PSYKOLOGI”, 2013, 7: “It's a recommendable app that can help adults with giving children a better chance to get through grief in an appropriate manner”.