Bereaved Parent, The
The Bereaved Parent
This is the classic book for parents whose child has died–and for all who want to help them. Many such parents feel that no one can help because no one can understand the complex ramifications of their tragedy: the exhaustion, the quarrels with mates, the sleeplessness, the panic, the inertia, the horror of laughter–all the seemingly endless aftermath of sorrow and despair. Yet, because she herself is a bereaved mother, Harriet Sarnoff Schiff is able to give genuine comfort. If you have a lost child, you know that pain is like yours cannot be erased, and Schiff does not attempt to do so. Instead, she offers guide-lines and practical step-by-step suggestions to help you cope with every stage of grief, from facing the funeral to rebuilding your marriage. Her book will convince you that you, too, can find your way back to the land of the living.
“The Bereaved Parent is a beautiful book. It speaks to all those who have lived through the experience of the death of a child. It does not make death beautiful, it does not console in an unrealistic way – but it tells the truth – and is very reassuring and helpful because of it.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D.
“A practical, reassuring book on how to cope with the death of a child and how to go about rebuilding the lives of the survivors.” – Newsweek
Author: Harriet Sarnoff Schiff