Guiding Your Child Through Grief

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Random House Publishing Group, Jul 22, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 304 pages
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Give your child the help and support needed to cope with grief and loss.

Guiding Your Child Through Grief, by the founders of the New England Center for Loss & Transition and The Cove, a highly praised program for grieving children, takes away the uncertainty and helpless feelings we commonly feel as we reach out to children who mourn. This caring and compassionate guide offers expert advice during difficult days to help a child grieve the death of a parent or sibling. Based on their experience as counselors--and as parents of grieving children--the authors help readers to understand:

The many ways children grieve, often in secret
Changes in family dynamics after death--and straightforward, effective ways to ease the transition
Ways to communicate with children about death and grief
How to cope with the intense sorrow triggered by holidays
The signs grief has turned to depression--and where to find help
And more insights, information, and advice that can
help a child heal

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Although other excellent books have been published about grief in childhood, including Earl A. Grollman's Bereaved Children and Teens (LJ 8/95), in light of Columbine and other recent tragedies it ... Read full review

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