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Cinda McDonald

Cinda McDonald, M.Ed., CCLS, GCCA-C, is a Child Life Specialist with the Supportive and Palliative Care Service and Manager of Child Life Services, Baylor Scott & White Health, North division.

How should you talk to your kids about the Paris attacks?

Many parents struggle with what to tell their children about mass tragedies like the recent horrific attacks on Paris. These events can be difficult for adults to process, let alone children and teens with less life experience to draw on. Today is Children’s Grief Awareness Day, an opportunity to recognize the impact that death and …

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Helping children cope with grief

Today is Children’s Grief Awareness Day, a day to recognize the impact that a death can bring to a child’s life. It is an opportunity for us to acknowledge and support the grieving children in our communities and in our personal lives. Adults often have misconceptions about children’s grief. Because children continue to play and …

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