The book would be an insightful and sensitive gift to give grandparents who have lost a grandchild. -- David E. Balk, Death Studies, Volume 25
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"This book is written in a tender manner and is very personal. While reading this book I felt as though the writer was sitting in my living room telling me her story and how she was able to go on after the death of her grandson. It was easy to read and use some of the ideas in clinical practice. I have suggested this book to several professionals who routinely assist family members coping with the loss of a child. I was able to utilize this book by reading parts of it to a family who lost of their 20-month-old child in a freak accident. The family found this book closely matched some of their emotional experiences as they tried to cope with their loss."
Pamela Marcus, RN, MSCS, Doody Publishing Weekly Updates, Doody.com
"Grandparents Cry Twice can assist grieving grandparents, their friends, and family or professionals who wish to understand the special dynamics of grandparent grief. The author tells her story and uses it to illustrate the dynamics of the helping and healing processes and illustrates the manner in which grandparent grief is different. The book would be an insightful and sensitive gift to give grandparents who have lost a grandchild. The friends and family of grieving grandparents can gain awareness of what to say and do to help their loved ones. Professionals who counsel or assist families can gain insight about the multiple losses that accompany the death of a child. Grief therapists can benefit from using this book as a tool for grandparents they may see in therapy. Students in the helping professions will gain understanding about diverse types of grief. All readers will be touched by the tender and insightful manner in which Reed shares her own grief experience to help others."
David E. Balk, Death Studies, Volume 25