Reviews - What do customers think about Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies?
Wonderful Oct 12, 2008
This book is a wonderful way for children to express their thoughts and feelings about dying. This book can be used before the death of a loved one. I bought two of these books for a friend whose husband is dying and they have two young children. They love the books and using art therapy has helped these children to express what they are thinking and feeling.
Probably better for me than the kids Sep 30, 2008
Bought this for my godsons when their mom died; they are ages 7 and 10. Both of them had a hard time with the book, but it was helpful for me and gave me ideas of creative things I could do with them. They seem to be better with less structured approaches -- just their own art supplies and some suggestions of things we can do together based on ideas sparked by the book (painting pictures of happy memories, et.al.). Clay is good because they can pound on it and make noise and create "weird" things without having to be so direct about expressing their feelings while doing it. Plenty of feelings, but not so confining in how it's done. Kids have so many ways of expressing their grief and I'm learning to follow their lead rather than what I, as an adult, think it should look like.
Great activities to get children talking about feelings Aug 30, 2008
Useful, practical activities that help children open up and express their thoughts and emotions about the loss of a loved one. Clients going through grief and loss can really benefit from this activity book, especially when they tend to be quiet and have a difficult time expressing themselves. I made copies for my clients and it worked really well. It helped them understand their feelings and to verbalize them appropriately.
Help Me Say Goodbye Feb 18, 2008
Reviewer's Book: Overcoming Loss: Activities and Stories for Children Who Have Experienced Grief and Loss
This is a wonderful expressive activity book for young children who have experienced a loss. It can used by parents, schools, faith based groups, community groups or any person who is trying to help a young child express the feelings that accompany a loss.
Very helpful Oct 10, 2007
I bought this book for my best friend's 5 and 7 year olds while their grandpa was dying from cancer. They often asked to work in this book when things were getting bad. I think art is a fabulous way for children to deal with grief, because they have such a hard time expressing their feelings. I definately reccomend this book for grieving children.