For families with school age children this time of the year can be hectic. There are often sports days, end of year shows, parents’ evenings, proms and graduations. So much to fit in! The long summer break can seem like an oasis, a chance to relax, have a break from the usual routines, maybe go away or have days out.
Some of the families we work with tell us they enjoy this time of year as it can give them a period of respite from their grief – permission to have some fun or to rest; however, the summer can be difficult for others. Families where someone is dying may find it difficult to take a break; either because treatment or illness makes it impossible, because they need to stay close by or because they would feel guilty if they did.
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