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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This made a lot of sense, but I felt it could have been about half the size.Published 11 days ago by Granover
I read this book over 14 years ago when my younger brother passed away leaving a wife and 3 young children 10 and under. It left a lasting impression upon me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Arlene
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 7 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 11 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 13 months ago by Lynne Castle