It's unfortunate that the book has what might be considered a common structural flaw in self-help books. All of Part I (about 50 pages) is devoted to examining various myths about grieving and mistakes in dealing with it--for example, that the griever should keep busy and try not to feel bad. This is "good advice about bad advice," but it leaves the reader wondering why the authors didn't choose to get on with the plain old "good advice" on page 1. By Part II, it's already clear which coping techniques the authors will recommend. It would have been better to start there. --Richard Farr --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I work with parents who have lost a child, and this book has proven invaluable, both for my understanding as well as for parents' coping.Published 5 months ago by Kathy Davis
This book was required for a class I recently attended as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children). It doesn't only deal with death but any loss suffered by a child. Read morePublished 9 months ago by MommaG
What is missing is how to talk directly to the child. Too much focus on the parent and how the parent is grieving and what the parent is teaching the child by example.Published 11 months ago by Lynne Castle
Excellent book for helping children deal with any kind of loss. Written in layman's terms, it was easy to understand the process.Published 14 months ago by BIC
Very useful and learnful book to help yourself in the first place but then also your children to deal with grieve. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Elisabeth