by Lauren Littauer Briggs
Whatever loss experience your child is facing right now, your reaction, guidance and understanding are vital for his/her emotional health and healing. Children’s feelings need to be handled with compassion and tenderness. Conversations and explanations need to be simple and accurate. Reassure your child that their heart is hurting because they have so much love for the one who has died. Remember that we all grieve differently. Affirm your child’s feelings and acknowledge how much they hurt. Never underestimate the impact loss has on your child. You are the greatest role model your children will ever have. While you can never undo the loss they face, you can hold their hand and walk the path with them providing your love and support.
Includes information about explaining death clearly and truthfully, keeping the memories alive and discussion questions. Easy to read and to the point, Lauren shares from her personal experiences and professional knowledge.