Honors, Memorials and Reflections

The end of grief is not severing the bond with a child who has died, but intergrating the child into the parent's life in a different way than when the child was alive.

Dr. Dennis Klass spoke about the Continuing Bonds of Love when he was quoted in a meeting in London, Ontario in November 1997.

"Grief experts and bereaved parents agree that any concept of cutting bonds or letting go and moving on is not the best way to grieve the loss of a child," says Dr. Klass. "Rather is shows that maintaining bonds with a dead child plays an important role in inner life."

Each parent has his or her own way to honor, memorialize and reflect on his or he child.