Talking to your child about death, dying, and eternal life can be one of the most difficult things you'll ever do--if you're unprepared. How can you prepare yourself and your children for what should be not a onetime discussion but the beginning of a lifelong conversation?
Children and Grief is a compassionate, understanding resource full of ideas to help you support your child through the questions, emotions, and struggles that death and loss inevitably bring. Author and grief recovery specialist Joey O'Connor teaches you how to
- explain the physical reality of death and terminal illness
- answer questions in specific, age-appropriate ways
- help your child grieve by supporting his or her unique emotions
- provide a sense of security amid disorienting events such as funerals
In the midst of pain and grief, death can be an opportunity to share much about life, eternity, and God's love. Children and Grief will help you grab hold of the experience--tough as it is--with insight that will give you both confidence and peace of mind.