How Do You Help a Toddler Remember Her Deceased Father?

I am the mother of a 28 year old son who died from a fall down his basement stairs (TBI) almost 2 years ago now (June 19, 2005). Of course it has been devastating for all the members in his family. We have found out how very hard it is to grieve the loss of someone we love so dearly. Our son left behind a (at the time of his death) 4 month old baby girl. She is now 2 years old. My question is how we can help her know her dad, how much he loved (and still loves) her, and all the issues around her not having him in her life. Myself (her grandmother), her grandfather, aunt, uncle, mom want to do what the exp erts suggest is best for this beautiful little girl. Any suggestions, comments, etc. I have looked for resources on this issue but really can’t find much for a child this age. Do you know of any? Thanks for any help you can give me on this issue. Debby

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  • j says:

    My son lost his mother when he was 2 months old. A year later when I married his father I asked all his first wifes family and friends to write letter to the child about their memories of his mother. He is now 8 and these letters our very special to him and our family. He has the memories at his fingertips and can read a bit about his mom that gives him an idea of the person that she was and what she meant to the people that loved her.