Professor Child's educational philosophy is one of children teaching children. The films are unscripted and the children's stories are purely their own. Professor Child is the creation of three mothers coming together with a fundamental belief in empowering children. Professor Child believes that children have a powerful voice that is relatable, healing and hopeful. Ultimately, They want children to know they are not alone in what they are experiencing and that much can be learned by simply listening to another child's story.
In Children and Grief 10 brave children share their stories of losing a loved one.Your child or children listens and watches as they describe their stories of grief and loss.Also how they are coping and healing from those losses.The children advice for other children who have lost a loved one is very honest,very sincere and very heartfelt.These children have experienced a life-changing event,but they manage to share their stories with a strength and a resiliency.Your children after watching leave with a hope and an understanding that "I am not alone in experiencing death."
- My Story
- What Grief Means To Me
- Worries and Challenges
- What Has Helped
- Life After Death
- Celebrate and Remember
- What I've Learned
- Hopes and Dreams
- I AM
Video Clip from the movie
The Children and Grief workbook is to help children continue to heal by expressing their feelings through discussions and creative activities.Many of these activities will help adults struggling with grief also.My daughter is just way to young to do this workbook.
The “My Story” workbook challenge is a lot harder then the other workbook.The wonderful thing about Professor Child they structure their materials so you are able to skip over a exercise without missing out on anything.
In the “Worries and Challenges” activity.The child or children are given a project where they can make their own clay beads and create a necklace out of them. With each whole that they punch out in a bead they can imagine another concern they might have and as the necklace bakes to set beads in the oven they can visualize all those concerns floating away. It is very simple but is effective.
The little boy named Dominic in the movie.Said he found himself sleeping a lot and playing video games to help him cope with things.In “What has Helped” the child or children can write thank you’s or other kinds of letter's to their loved ones that have passed away.
The “Advice” chapter is personal for kids.They can do this one on their own.This one can help your child/children feel like there are other people out there that feel like they did. It is nice that children don’t have to feel like they are alone in their grief.In the section children can feel like they are able to tell adults what they need and this will help me understand what I need to do for my little girl when the time comes,and this will be such a blessing at that time.
In “Life after Death” helps children understand what happens when you die.In the afterlife game you act out a scenario about what your departed loved one might be doing right now,this will be a great way to teach my little girl about religious and spiritual beliefs that her daddy had and I have.
The “Celebrate and Remember” chapter is great and I love it.This is to find new ways every day to remember and to memorialize and celebrate the lives of your loved ones that have passed away.
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