We believe in education as the key to helping close the gap of loneliness so often encountered by grieving children and teenagers.
We provide age-appropriate grief books and resources that help our young ones cope with grief.
Knowledge is powerful, and when we teach children about grief and give them a language to talk about difficult emotions, they will have life skills to cope with adversity.
Interview With 15 year old Andy Binau, Author & Co-Founder Grief Heroes Foundation
Grief Heroes In
The importance of prioritizing our young ones' mental wellbeing can not be understated. "Grief Heroes in Schools" will create a ripple effect of hope as our next generation learns to not stay silent or to avoid a friend who has lost a loved one.
Our goal is to bring Grief Heroes Donations to elementary schools nationwide. Our main focus is to provide grief tools to schools and school districts that suffer from funding gaps.
THE HURTING SILENCE
We live in a culture where most people don't have a language to talk about death and grief, so when a child or teenager is grieving, people around them feel uncomfortable.
Instead of addressing the "Elephant in the room," people stay silent, afraid to say or do the wrong things. Saying nothing says everything to a young person. The lack of grief resources and feeling invisible has a tremendous impact on grieving children's mental wellbeing.
OUR GRIEF BOOKS
Our grief books were created to offer families with grieving children and teenagers a self-help tool that could be used at home to help young hearts and minds through the difficult grieving process.
By using these books, adult friends and families of grieving children have an opportunity to take responsibility and action towards healing, rather than becoming frustrated by the lack of information and support so often encountered by families facing grief.
About A Boy And A Super Dog
Since 2009, Founder, mother of four, and cancer survivor Susan Binau has developed and donated grief resources to schools and other organizations in multiple countries.
In 2013, her nine-year-old son Andy handed her a stack of papers and said, "Mom, I wrote a book, will you read it?
Sadly, Andy had lost a friend to cancer and secretly wrote an uplifting book to comfort his friend's grieving sister.
Astonished and proud, Susan helped him turn it into a real book, and since the day it was published, mother and son have joined forces to help grieving children and teenagers.
To create positive changes we have to educate children from an early age and give them a language that helps them to talk about difficult emotions.
Mother and son donating Andy's book to Hospitalized Children.
Andy Binau packing Grief Heroes Donations to 18 Elementary Schools In Oklahoma City. Learn more.