If you want to listen to this radio interview with NPR's Diane Rehm, click here. She talks with Lynne Hughes, Mary Owen and Holly Wilcox about grief, losing a parent in childhood, and the "emotional scars on a child that can last for decades". One in nine people in America have lost a parent before they turn 20. There are wonderful links to learn how to cope with the unique grief that grown children experience for so many years after the death of a parent.
My father died when I was six, so I was especially interested in this interview. I watched a movie last year called Ponette, which is a tender film about a sweet child who is grieving. I wrote this post last year trying to describe my own understanding of this type of loss. If this is also your experience, I hope that you will find this interview helpful, and that these links may also be of help: