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Children and Grief: Helping Your Child Understand Death [NOOK Book]

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This is a book written for you and your children," explains Joey O'Connor. "It initiates a conversation on a difficult subject most people prefer to avoid. It is about people like you and me struggling to figure out what they really believe when the unbelievable has happened. And then wondering, 'What in the world am I going to say to my kids? How am I going to explain what just happened in our family and what I believe about the God who saw ...
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Children and Grief: Helping Your Child Understand Death

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Overview

This is a book written for you and your children," explains Joey O'Connor. "It initiates a conversation on a difficult subject most people prefer to avoid. It is about people like you and me struggling to figure out what they really believe when the unbelievable has happened. And then wondering, 'What in the world am I going to say to my kids? How am I going to explain what just happened in our family and what I believe about the God who saw this whole thing happen?"

Children and Grief offers parents a way to approach these tough questions with honesty, tenderness, and hope. O'Connor shows how to teach children to trust God, celebrate life, and have hope in the face of death.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441231765
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 254
  • Sales rank: 720,650
  • File size: 443 KB

Meet the Author

Joey O'Connor is the author of several books for couples, parents, and young adults. He has appeared on several television programs to educate parents about how to discuss life and death issues with their children, as well as dozens of national radio programs to help couples learn how to improve their relationships. Joey serves Coast Hills Community Church in the spiritual formation department and lives in San Clemente, California.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9
Introduction 11
1 Can You Help Me Help My Son? Looking at Grief and Loss from a New Perspective 19
2 The Beginning of a Lifelong Conversation: Communicating Facts, Feelings, and Faith 35
3 What Can I Do? Helping Children, Loved Ones, and Yourself in the Grieving Process 51
4 The Facts about Death: The D-Word and What You Can Do about It 69
5 Grandpa Did Not Go Away on a Long Trip: Telling Your Child the Truth and Avoiding Religious Euphemisms 83
6 If You Weren't Grieving, Something Would Really Be Wrong: Good Grief for Children 105
7 A Bridge of Hope: Building Heaven in Your Child's Heart 123
8 Homeland Security: Dealing with Fears of Death, Terrorism, and War 143
9 Will There Be Different Colors in Heaven? Honest Questions from Inquisitive Kids 159
10 Mommy's Very Sick: Living and Dying with a Terminal Illness 177
11 Nobody Gets Outta Here Alive: Talking with Your Teenager 193
12 Making Meaning, Making Memories: Celebrating Life with Children 209
Epilogue 225
Appendix A Questions and Answers about the Funeral Process 227
Appendix B Grief Resources 241
Notes 251
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