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How To Support a Grieving Child
Children are inquisitive by nature and learn about life by asking questions. When they ask questions about a death, it’s usually a sign that they’re curious about something they don’t understand. As an adult, a couple of the most important things you can do for children is to let them know that all questions are okay to ask, and to answer questions truthfully. When faced with this often difficult discussion, here are a few suggestions to help make this experience a positive one:

>Answer the questions they ask-even the difficult ones

>Give the child choices whenever possible. Maybe the child can write a poem, draw a picture, or choose a flower to help memorialize the loved one who passed

>Talk about and remember the person or pet that died

>Respect differences in grieving style. Some people may want to keep their grief private while other may want to talk about how they feel.

>Listen without judgement

>Hold a memorial service and allow a time for saying goodbye

>Take a break-children need time to set aside their grief. It is okay for children to run and laugh and play.

The most important thing you can do for a child when they have lost someone close is to be there for them. Be their support system. Talk to them about death and help them to find the balance during this transition while cherishing the loving memories they have. Care for the child and yourself and, when you need to, rely on professionals and friends and family to help.




What Makes
Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation
Special?

I will personally ensure that your pet is treated with respect and dignity


Most families are unsure of how to start the arrangements for their pet’s cremation. With Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation, it is all about choice. There are no standard packages, just choices you make after carefully considering your needs. We talk so that I understand what your needs are—the arrangements are handled directly with you, the family, to me, the person who will be providing the cremation services for your pet. Normally, we can accomplish these arrangements over the phone however, if you prefer, you can meet with me in person to finalize your pet’s aftercare.


To learn more about what makes Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation special, visit
This Month's Featured Urn



Lighthearted
Remembrances


Not meant to be an urn but more something that captures the essence of your pet’s personality, these keepsakes will hold a tiny amount of cremains. Set one on your desk or nightstand and see if you don’t soon smile through your tears at the memories they evoke. These are whimsical keepsakes that are made in limited editions and can carry not only a small amount of your pet’s cremains or fur but also are valued for their collectability. Each urn is made of crushed marble mixed using an age old formula originated in England. The urns are carved with bas-relief designs and incorporate realistic as well as fanciful characteristics of our animal companions


If you have questions or would like to purchase an urn,
please call Deb at  412-220-7800 .

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