It is common for kids to appear unaffected by the death or loss of their earthly dad. Toddlers and adolescents will tearfully miss Daddy one moment and then act as if nothing has happened the next, while teens respond in a variety of ways, from anger to isolation. Both responses can cause mom deep concern. Mom will often carry this pain for her child until they grow into their grief and process it on their own.

Significant milestones in life are often the first opportunity for dormant grief to appear. Understanding the potential for triggers and an eruption of unlocked pain will help to soften the blow.

In this episode, Lori discusses the five milestones that unlock dormant grief in teens:

  1. Accomplishments
  2. Driving
  3. First job
  4. School Dance
  5. Graduation

Other Resources:

5 Milestones that Unlock Grief for Teens

The Importance of a Mentor Part One with Lori Apon 

15 Ways a Mom Can Help Her Fatherless Teenage Son

Finding Role Models for my Fatherless Girl Podcast Episode 22

Daughters of the King special event for Single and Widow Moms and their fatherless daughters | May 4, 2024 | Acworth, GA

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