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The Grieving Child Helen Fitzgerald

The Grieving Child

Helen Fitzgerald

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ISBN : 9780671767624
Paperback
208 pages
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Making a Childs World Whole AgainExplaining death to a child is one of the most difficult tasks a parent or other relative can face. The Grieving Child offers practical, compassionate advice for helping a child cope with the death of a parent orMoreMaking a Childs World Whole AgainExplaining death to a child is one of the most difficult tasks a parent or other relative can face. The Grieving Child offers practical, compassionate advice for helping a child cope with the death of a parent or other loved one. Parents of children from preschool age to the teen years will find much-needed guidance, covering:•- Helping a child visit the seriously ill or dying•- Using language appropriate to a childs age level•- Selecting useful books about death•- Handling especially difficult situations, including murder and suicide•- Deciding whether a child should attend a funeralWith a new chapter devoted to the special issues of the bereaved toddler, The Grieving Child provides invaluable suggestions for dealing with a childs emotional responses (including anger, guilt, and depression) and helping a child adjust to a new life.