Grieving kids feel weird and do silly things. Let’s Stick Pencils Up Our Noses shows children and adults that it is normal to experience a wide range of feelings when someone important to them dies. Kids dealing with death do grieve—and they play, too.
Erin Callaway has been a Kids’ Bereavement Support Volunteer since 2002 and is Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying, and Bereavement by the Association of Death Education and Counseling. She lives in central Maine where she helped create Evergreen: The Pine Tree Hospice Center for Grieving Children and Adults. On April 22, 2010, Maine’s Governor John Baldacci presented Erin with an Exemplary Service Volunteer of the Year Award for her work at Evergreen and other grief support programs.