Talking about death : a dialogue between parent and child / Earl A. Grollman ; drawings by Susan Avishai.
Description: 1 online resource (67 pages) : illustrations
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, 2011.
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- ISBN: 9780807023624
- ISBN: 0807023620
- Edition: 4th ed., updated and expanded.
|Contents:|| Introduction -- Children's read-along -- Parents' guide to explaining death -- Explaining the concept of death -- Understanding your children's emotions -- What happens to the person who died? -- How children react to specific kinds of death -- Thoughts on seeking professional help -- Afterword: coping with adult grief.
|Summary:|| Why do people die' How do you explain the loss of a loved one to a child' This book is a compassionate guide for adults and children to read together, featuring a read-along story and answers to questions children ask about death. Talking about Death is a classic guide for parents helping their children through the death of a loved one. With a helpful list of dos and don'ts, an illustrated read-along dialogue, and a guide to explaining death, Grollman provides sensitive and timely advice for families coping with loss. This redesigned and updated edition explains what children at different developmental stages can and can't understand about death; reveals why it's crucial to be honest about death; helps you understand the way children express emotions like denial, grief, crying, anger, and guilt; and discusses children's reactions to different kinds of death, from the death of a parent to the death of a pet.
|Source of Description:|| Print version record.
Grollman, Earl A. "Talking about death : a dialogue between parent and child." Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, 2011.