Guiding Your Child Through Grief

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Bantam Books, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 286 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

Contents

What Grieving Children Feel and
26
How Grief Affects Families
47
Five Challenges of a Grieving Child How You Can Help
119
Dealing with Holidays and Other Special Days
134
Teens and Grief
147
When Grief Goes Wrong
164
LongTerm Effects of Childhood Grief
185
Stepparcnting a Grieving Child
201
Caring for Yourself
224
Frequently Asked Questions
237
EilLI uE Thoughts from Down the Road
264
NOTES
273
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