Jamie Moyer’s Grief Camp For Kids Is Subject Of Gripping HBO Documentary /// One last hug
"My parents’ generation really didn’t talk about these kinds of things," Moyer says. "When I was a young kid, if people passed away you went to a funeral home, paid respects, spent time with family members, people talked about the person who passed away and that was it. Then you came home and put it in the closet and didn’t really talk about it. For those who have strong emotional feelings that grief builds up."
Moyer points out that when children are dealing with a loss of the magnitude of a mom or dad or brother or sister, they have nowhere to go once they return to their real lives. In school they feel like outsiders because they’ve lost someone. They think they’re different. Sometimes they fall out of friendships that they used to have or they lose interest in the things they enjoy. Grief can become overwhelming.
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