Parenting a Grieving Child: Helping Children Find Faith, Hope and Healing after the Loss of a Loved One

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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.

 

 

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Overview

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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  • ISBN-13: 9780829415278
  • Publisher: Loyola Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.01 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2002

    More Than a Guide

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2002

    A "Must Read" Book

    What a beautiful helpful book with such deep wisdom to deal with the traumatic times in our lives, yet written with child-like simplicity! The personal and informative real-life situations with the author and her family make it a joy to read. Yes, the author has included activities for children after each chapter, but the actual content of the book definitely gives spiritual help and encouragement for anyone--even this 70 year old grandmother. I have since purchased several copies for family and friends of all ages and back grounds.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2002

    A must have for your reference library

    This book is jam packed with suggestions on how to help your children through the hard times of grieving a loved one. Even though it is meant to help children, adults are sure to benefit as well. Tons of personal experience stories that really help you relate to the author and her ideas. It's a great book!

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