"When a Grandchild Dies gently leads grandparents through the maze of grief by offering stories and quotes from other bereaved grandparents. Through reading When a Grandchild Dies, the reader can better understand and appreciate the normal, natural process of grief. When a Grandchild Dies is divided into three parts: the first discusses what feelings may be experienced at the beginning and how to recognize when grieving becomes unhealthy. Part II assists the grandparents in communication with their bereaved children and other living grandchildren, spouses, in-laws, and friends. Part III offers ways to cope, from relaxation techniques to how to ask for help when help is needed." -- SOURCE_SUBMIT_FORMAT_FULL, October 18, 1999
From the Back Cover
The death of a grandchild is one of life's most heart-wrenching experiences. You not only grieve loss that is "out of the order of things," but you see your own child suffering and feel powerless to help. Friends and family are often focused on the feelings of your bereaved child, so your own grief may be misunderstood and minimized.
After losing two children of her own, Nadine Galinsky discovered that while support was available for bereaved parents, few resources existed for grandparents. When a Grandchild Dies honors the unique grief of grandparents, and includes stories and quotes from those who have experienced such a loss.