25 Things to Do When Grandpa Passes Away, Mom and Dad Get Divorced, or the Dog Dies

25 Things to Do When Grandpa Passes Away, Mom and Dad Get Divorced, or the Dog Dies
25 Things to Do When Grandpa Passes Away, Mom and Dad Get Divorced, or the Dog Dies

25 Things to Do When Grandpa Passes Away, Mom and Dad Get Divorced, or the Dog Dies

Activities to Help Children Heal After a Loss or Change
By Laurie Kanyer, Illustrated by Jenny Williams

FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

80 Pages, 5.5 x 5.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $13.95 (US $13.95) (CA $15.95)

ISBN 9781884734533

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Jan 2004)
Parenting Press

Price: $13.95
 
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Overview

Two basic facts serve as the foundation for this vital resource: children grieve many different losses, not just life-changing ones like death and divorce, and they need a variety of ways to express their grief. This informative book combines a description of the grieving process with directions for activities—from the traditional, such as ceremonies or letter writing, to those that allow kids to physically act out their grief—that help bereaved children. Trained counselor Laurie Kanyer explains the value of each activity so that parents and caregivers can select appropriate projects based on the child’s age, loss, and stage in the grieving process. She also discusses how learning about grief prepares children for new relationships to accept losses later in life.

Author Biography

Laurie Kanyer, MA, is a certified family life educator and the author of Braided Memories and The Journey of Becoming a Mother. She lives in Yakima, Washington. Jenny Williams is a former commercial artist, working on advertisements, fashion, magazines, and book jackets. She is the illustrator of Is This a Phase?