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 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 4 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 6 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 8 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 9 months ago by Elisabeth
I read this book because some children in my life lost their mother very suddenly and I wanted to understand how to be supportive and helpful to them. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Michelle in MI
This book can help any adult guide a child thru grief. I love it and can't wait for the class.Published 16 months ago by MsM