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I am so happy to announce that my newest children's grief book, "My pet is sick: It's time to say goodbye" is now available on Amazon. Children learn about death and grief from the way we adults handle talking about the loss of their pets.
Those moments are our first opportunities to show them that death is part of life, and grief and loss are manageable. My goal was to tell a story that children could follow and identify with  and parents would feel safe reading to them and with them. There are helps in the back for parents to discuss the big topics of death and grief, as well as preparing parents to sit through the euthanasia process.
This is the book that should come with first pets. Pets have us for their whole lifetime, and we have the honor of being their whole lives.
When they die, we have the opportunity to remember them and honor the place they will always hold. Children need that lesson.

Children always do better with information. This book provides it in their language.

 

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This workbook is designed to help you through the process of grief through recovery. The workbook consists of sixty pages of education about the impact of grief, coping skills, self-care tips, and guidance to help your work through grief toward a goal of recovery and the future after a loss.

This workbook is your steady companion to you as healing begins. It can be used by individuals working through their grief, therapists working with clients, and in groups.

This is not your traditional approach to grief – my focus is always about understanding what grief does to our functioning, coping with it, finishing what was not done at the time of the death, and taking the lost loved one into a future defined by the griever. The goal is to do the grief work to completion, and to create a life you choose after a loss you didn’t ask for.

Each page in this book is dedicated to helping you with insightful prompts. The large pages (8.5 x 11) have ample space to write in and hold your memories in a safe place. In fact, I designed it specifically to be a workbook that you can use, one that gently walks your through the recovery process at your own pace. This workbook provides you with the support you need as you heal from your loss.

This book is the book that prepares children for the death of a loved one. What can they expect to see? How do we talk to them? How do we help them get ready? How do they keep their memories alive?

It can be read to younger children - the language is appropriate and clear. This book also includes helpful tips for parents and family about how to help children while someone is dying, and how to make their grief process easier.

This was written by a former hospice social worker who also provided school-based bereavement groups. It's what every family with younger people asks for - it answers their question, "What do I say? What is too much?"

Children need to learn that death is part of life, and grief is a process that is normal. If we treat the death of a loved one as a part of the cycle of life, and we talk about it openly, children will do better with loss throughout their lives.

This is the way to start.

This is the book for adults to read with children to prepare them for the events that follow a death.

In plain language appropriate for children the author explains funerals, cremation, the feelings that happen for kids in the midst of preparing for services, and how to begin the grief process in a healthy way. There are definitions in the back, and tips for Big People in talking about funerals and grief with children.

This is a great resource for families, schools, churches and houses of worship, counselors, retirement facilities, hospices, hospitals, and mortuaries.

Children always do better with information. This book provides it in their language.

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