Jennifer Trinkle Therapy
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Articles by Jennifer Trinkle on parenting kids and teens and on therapy.

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Children and grief

How does a child experience grief? The answer depends on any number of factors, including the age of the child at the time of the loss, the importance of the person who died and the family tasks both material and emotional they fulfilled, and the robustness of other adults in the child’s life.

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Cloudy skies inside: Checking in with your emotional weather

This morning I lay in bed, too early to be awake, and felt my internal weather pattern shift and move—a roiling of clouds and keening winds. I didn’t try to make too much sense of these sensations, though they were informative: something is stirring me up.

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Even therapists get the blues

I feel depleted. Perhaps it is the time of year, the sticky hangover of Halloween chocolate combined with autumn’s shorter days, or the way the school year feels serious now, entrenched at almost two months in. The end of year holidays await, little twinkles of light on the horizon, but as I write it is just another Thursday, an interstitial moment, neither the beginning nor end of anything.

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