The Grief Mask is a great way to get kids talking about grief and how we sometimes show the world a different face than what we are feeling on the inside. Kids often hide their grief for any number of reasons including:
- Fear of adding to the pain of an adult in their life.
- Not wanting to seem like “a child” who can’t handle it.
- Not wanting to deal with all the “sympathy.”
- Wanting to “feel normal” again.
Unfortunately, burying their grief for outward appearances only leads to more significant suffering when they face their grief in private. The grief mask can be an awesome tool for talking to kids about the need to express their feelings and the dangers of keeping it all inside.