Item description for Parenting a Grieving Child: Helping Children Find Faith, Hope, and Healing After the Loss of a Loved One by Mary de Turris Poust...
Overview Drawing on personal experience and expert advice, author Mary DeTurris Poust offers a practical guide for parents helping children through the grieving process. Stories from real parents enhance the information and offer hope for healing. Written from a faith perspective, the book emphasizes the role of religion in grieving and healing. Rather than shield children from grief, parents learn to deal with their children's emotions and help them to face the reality and finality of death and begin healing. Creative methods like journaling, storytelling, and drawing pictures help children to face their grief and move through its phases in healthy ways. Question and answer sections offer age-appropriate responses for parents discussing death with children. Also included are helpful tips for preparing children for funerals, grief-support resources, and suggested readings.
Publishers Description Teaching children how to deal with death can be a difficult process, but it can be made easier by following certain guidelines. In "Parenting a Grieving Child," author Mary DeTurris Poust offers practical advice for parents helping children through the grieving process, whether it's the loss of a parent, the death of a sibling, even the death of a pet. Stories from real parents enhance the information and offer hope for healing.
Written from a faith perspective, the book emphasizes the role of religion in grieving and healing. Parents also learn how to deal with their children's emotions and help them face the reality and finality of death and begin healing.
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Studio: Loyola Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.01" Width: 5.51" Height: 0.67" Weight: 0.58 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2003
Publisher Loyola Press
Edition First Edition,
ISBN 0829415270 ISBN13 9780829415278
Availability 0 units.
More About Mary de Turris Poust
Mary DeTurris Poust is an award-winning freelance writer and columnist with eighteen years experience. Her writing focuses on family life issues and has been widely published in national media. She lives with her husband and children in upstate New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about Parenting a Grieving Child: Helping Children Find Faith, Hope, and Healing After the Loss of a Loved One?
More Than a Guide. Nov 13, 2002
This book can serve as a practical guide for helping children through very difficult situations. However, after reading this book you realize it is much more than that. It is the way the author recounts her own experiences, as well as the personal experiences of others, that make for compelling reading.
Shared experiences lend a personal perspective Apr 16, 2002
The writer's personal approach makes this an easy and insightful read. Rather than another book full of only "expert" opinions, she has gathered stories from her own family, as well as others, showing how parents and other adults can help children cope with loss. I wish I had had this book last year--it would have helped me understand my teenager's reaction to his grandmother's death. This is one I'll keep on my bookshelf and plan to send a copy to my sister as well.
Excellent insight on This Topic Mar 23, 2002
I found this book to be extremely knowledgeable and written from the heart. For those who need this type of guidance, the advice given is written with a personal touch and is truthful and precise.