Item description for When Children Grieve: For Adults to Help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses by John W. James...
Overview The authors of The Grief Recovery Handbook present a practical handbook designed to help children deal constructively with feelings of grief and loss, discussing six major myths that prevent youngsters' ability to cope with grief and offering a variety of emotional healing techniques. Reprint.
Publishers Description To watch a child grieve and not know what to do is a profoundly difficult experience for parents, teachers, and caregivers. Yet, there are guidelines for helping children develop a lifelong, healthy response to loss.In When Children Grieve, the authors offer a cutting-edge volume to free children from the false idea of "not feeling bad" and to empower them with positive, effective methods of dealing with loss.There are many life experiences that can produce feelings of grief in a child, from the death of a relative or a divorce in the family to more everyday experiences such as moving to a new neighborhood or losing a prized possession. No matter the reason or degree of severity, if a child you love is grieving, the guidelines examined in this thoughtful book can make a difference.
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Studio: Harper Paperbacks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.04" Width: 5.34" Height: 0.69" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jun 4, 2002
ISBN 0060084294 ISBN13 9780060084295 UPC 099455013956
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More About John W. James
John W. James and Russell Friedman have been working with grievers for more than thirty years. They have served as consultants to thousands of bereavement professionals and provide Grief Recovery(R) Seminars and Certification Programs throughout the United States and Canada. They are the founders of the Grief Recovery Institute(R).
Reviews - What do customers think about When Children Grieve: For Adults to Help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses?
excellent book Aug 1, 2007
The book is readable, practical and filled with useful information. It would be helpful to both parents and professionals.
Everyone needs this book! May 28, 2007
"When Children Grieve" is a book every person should read. It explains just how significantly we are impacted by almost evey loss we experience. Each and every one of us will experience loss in our lives. Most of us don't realize the impact those losses have on our future lives and the decisions we make when we have not gone through the grieving process. We need to ackowledge the changes that a loss brings to our lives. This book thoughfully explains what grieving is and how to recognize it in your life. I highly recommend it for everyone as a teaching resource for lifes lessons.
A must read for any one going through a loss of any kind Apr 3, 2007
This is a great book for anyone who has been through a move, divorce, pet loss, or loss of a loved one. It gives great solutions for resolve. Even if it has been years since your loss. Even though the title implies it is to help your children you can learn alot about yourself as well.
A Must Read for All Parents Jan 14, 2004
This book should be required for all parents. If you want to understand the basics of human and/or child behavior, this book is a must read. The book succinctly and lovingly explains the concept of "loss" and the emotional and physical responses to it-what we would normally call grief.
The beauty of this book is that grief is placed in a larger context. In other words, according to the authors, grief is the response when experiencing a "massive change or end from everything familiar." Therefore, children, and adults, can grieve a variety of situations: loss of a pet, moving to another neighborhood, or changing schools.
Therein rests the beauty of this book. This book explains how to help children. More importantly, the adults who are required to provide the assistance will learn more about their children and themselves.
So highly recommended, there are not enough stars to express this book's importance.
Written With Gentle, Healing Hands May 23, 2003
I am a conservative, grumpy, old, Lutheran pastor, vehemently opposed to all things "New Age." I despise the fads of pop-psychology. "Touchy-Feely" advice from so-called experts, who demand exorbitant fees, often makes me want to wretch. So, I approached this book filled with trepidation.
There was no need for my concerned.
Writing with extraordinary gentleness and common sense Mr. James, Mr. Friedman and Dr. Matthews have provided adults with an invaluable outline on how to shepherd the children in their lives through loss, grief and recovery. Every parent, grandparent, teacher, pastor, priest, rabbi, nurse or physician who expects the children in their lives to suffer the death of a pet, suffer the death of a relative, move or endure a divorce will benefit from reading this book.
Do yourself a favor. Read this book for the sake of the children whom you love. It is well worth the investment of your time.
Then, do yourself a second favor, and place a copy of this book in your church, synagogue or public library for the others who will grow by reading it.