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Thursday, 16 February 2023

Talking Child Bereavement in the UK With John Adams

The conversation around this episode is a tough one because it deals with children’s bereavement. Jennifer’s guest is John Adams the President of the NAFD in the UK, who will talk about the petition he has spearheaded to make it compulsory learning for children about bereavement. Children are taught how life begins through the national curriculum, why can’t comprehension and coping skills about death be part of the curriculum, as well.

It is very important to equip children with the skills to comprehend death and not to brush away the emotions of a child with regards to bereavement. For example, when a child's pet goldfish dies and the child is crying, parents should not dismiss the child's emotions as insignificant simply because it was "only a fish”. Little Nuggets of Gold: - What is the purpose of John Adams' campaign or petition for the inclusion of bereavement in the UK's national curriculum? - In the petition, will the teachers be teaching the curriculum? - The importance of education and counseling for the mental health of children witnessing death, regardless of its form. - What kind of parameters and guidelines does our society need in order to remove judgments about death, especially for children? - Thoughts of John Adams on Coffin/Casket Sales.


If you are in UK and would like to sign the online petition, you can go to this link.

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