Child’s View of GriefBy Alan D. Wolfelt, Lori Mackey (illustrator)
This concise resource for parents of grieving kids explores several key principles for helping children cope with grief and offers ways to create an emotional environment filled with love and acceptance. It answers common questions such as “What should I say to children when someone they love dies?” and “Should young children attend funerals?” This guide also identifies and explains typical behaviors, thoughts, and feelings of grieving kids and offers adults tips for responding to them.
“Where are you Lydie?”Emma Poore
“It’s Lydie’s birthday today but she’s not here. In this honest and heartfelt story, two brothers go on an emotional journey to find a way to connect with their baby sister. A true and uplifting story for young children about love, loss, and hope.”
“Where are you Lydie?” is a special picture book, sensitively written and illustrated for children between 3 and 7 years old. It is a facilitative story and guide for young children and their parents to explore death and bereavement together and to start those difficult conversations or explore the questions that may come up after the death of a baby in a safe and inspiring space. Grandparents, Teachers, Caring Support Professionals, and friends can also share the story as a platform for exploration too.
Children Grieve Too!: A Handbook for Parents of Grieving ChildrenLauren Schneider
Death is Hard to Live With: Teenagers Talk About How They Cope with LossJanet Bode
Attachment & LossJohn Bowlby
Saying Goodbye to Someone You Love: Your Emotional Journey Through End of Life and GriefNorine Dresser and Fredda Wasserman
Bereaved Children and Teens: A Support Guide for Parents and ProfessionalsEarl A. Grollman
Childhood & DeathHannelore, Corr, Charles A.
Never Too Young to Know: Death in Children’s LivesPhyllis R. Silverman
A Parent’s Guide to Raising Grieving ChildrenPhyllis Silverman and Madeline Kelly
Helping Bereaved Children: A Handbook for PractitionersNancy Boyd Webb
An Intimate Loneliness: Supporting Bereaved Parents and SiblingsGordon Riches/Pam Dawson
This book explores how family members come to terms with the loss of a sibling. Through research, they studied how the finding of meaning and interpretation of grief affects the bereaved parents and children.
The Family Tree: The Night of the Storm by Laurie Copmann.Laurie Copmann
This book is an excellent read for grieving families. It is a heartwarming story about a tree that loses a branch. The family creates a plan for the lost branch. The message is uplifting and helps heal hearts full of sadness. For more information about the book visit www.lauriecopmann.com