Coping With Death of Loved Ones

April 2, 2009 by  
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Dear Dr. Vicki, We recently had 2 deaths in the family, my aunt and a family friend, which my (7 year old) daughter was close to. I told her about my aunt but I have not told her about the family friend because the deaths were within a week of each other. Did I make the right decision about not telling her right away? If so, when do I tell her? If not, how do I handle it? Dear Caring Parent: I am... 

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A Moving Experience

July 13, 2008 by  
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Relocation creates major stress for some. Mental health experts say uprooting your family and moving to another city is one of the most stressful experiences you’ll endure—right under death and divorce, but ahead of taking out a mortgage or having trouble with your boss. “Relocation creates major stress,” said child psychologist Vicki Panaccione. “It changes many other things... 

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