Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Death: What Children Need to Know
Death is never an easy subject for discussion and adults often struggle to find the right words when talking about it with children. This book explores children's thoughts and feelings on the subject of death and provides parents and other caring adults with guidance on how to respond to difficult questions. The author explores some of the most common questions children ask about death and provides sensitive yet candid answers, phrased in a way that children will be able to understand and relate to. Each chapter is devoted to a particular issue, such as religious beliefs, coming to terms with terminal illness, and the fear of forgetting someone when they are gone. The book recognizes the emotions and reactions of children and family members and includes separate conclusions for parents and children. This guide offers useful advice for parents and carers and will also be of interest to counsellors and other professionals working with children.
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Thanatology fellow and counselor Goldman (Children Also Grieve) presents a brief introduction to death discussions with young children by providing sample questions children typically ask after a ... Read full review
Chapter 3 Where was God when I needed him? How could God let my brother die?
Chapter 4 Where is my person? What is heaven?
Chapter 5 My mom is dying What can I do?
Chapter 6 I am very ill Who can I talk to about dying?
Chapter 7 I worry a lot Will I die too? Will you die too?
Chapter 9 Is it my fault my mom died? Did she suffer?
Chapter 10 How do other kids grieve? Sometimes I feel so alone
Chapter 11 Im scared too What can I do to feel safe?
Chapter 12 How can I remember with my friends and family? Can I go to the funeral too?
A FINAL NOTE
A CHECKLIST FOR CHILDREN
FOR CARING ADULTS
USEFUL WEBSITES AND CHILDRENS RESOURCES
Chapter 8 Will I forget my dad? What if I forget him? How can I remember?
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