Helping Children Cope with Loss

By Sharon Diaz, Special for  USDR

Scott Faith and his children have to face the worst time in their lives following the death of his wife, Stacy, from cancer. Their children Evan, 14, and Georgia, 5, now have to struggle through the ups and downs of grief and adjust to life without their  mom.

Psychotherapist and author, Sharon Diaz has donated her national program, “Melodee Roo & The Wantoks Too! Letters For Grieving Children Like You” to the Faith family to help them cope with their  heartbreak.

“Does it hurt to die?” is one question that is answered. Contrary to the current culture of silence, Diaz knows that children are more aware than we give them credit for. They find relief when their confusion, worry and guilt are addressed, and benefit when communication and coping skills are taught, allowing them to effectively express their thoughts and feelings. It’s important for children to be understood and to not feel alone in their  grief.

Scott knows firsthand that it’s hard enough for him, as an adult, to cope. “I think this is a great tool to have right in our home. I think Georgia will benefit from it throughout the upcoming months.” This program is ideal for 6- to 12-year-olds, but the whole family can benefit from the story with its in-depth steps and specific techniques that educate and inspire  healing.

And community members have joined the effort to help by sponsoring a child to receive this program as Connecticut resident Jiayuh Chyan, author of “Your Key To The Akashic Records” has done. “I felt called to sponsor a child to receive this wonderful tool. My father died when I was 25 and I want to help the next child learn how to cope with such a devastating  loss.”

Anyone in the U.S.A. who is interested can contact to submit a child/family name to receive this sponsored gift to help them cope with life’s hardest  challenge.

About Sharon  Diaz:
Sharon Diaz LPC, LADC, was inspired following the death of her nephew who left behind a wife and two small children to author Melodee Roo & The Wantoks Too! Letters For Grieving Children Like You. She is a Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor in private practice in Shelton,  Connecticut.

Comforting songs sung by Sara Vincent and written by renowned composer David Friedman, known for his musical contributions to several Disney animated films as well as numerous Broadway shows are included. In addition to sponsoring a child, parents, educators and physicians can access a Free Trial by visiting

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