The Bereaved Parent

The Bereaved Parent

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by Harriet Sarnoff Schiff
     
 

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Practical supportive advice for bereaved parents and the professionals who work with them, based on the experiences of psychiatric and religious counselors.
 
FROM THE INTRODUCTION:
“Certainly, in the early days after our son died, no one could have patted us on the our heads and convinced us everything would be all right. Nor will this book do

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Practical supportive advice for bereaved parents and the professionals who work with them, based on the experiences of psychiatric and religious counselors.
 
FROM THE INTRODUCTION:
“Certainly, in the early days after our son died, no one could have patted us on the our heads and convinced us everything would be all right. Nor will this book do that for you. It will, with the help of parents who have successfully coped and professional people who work with bereavement, offer guidelines and practical step-by-step suggestions to aid you.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307817372
Publisher:
Crown/Archetype
Publication date:
04/18/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
164
Sales rank:
254,411
File size:
2 MB

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The Bereaved Parent 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At a time when all you can do is cry, be angry at others who are happily going on with their lives, this book explains that all those unpleasant thoughts are normal for a grieving parent. The most helpful book I read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My sixteen year old son went to Heaven on August 22, 1999. What a nightmare. My friend who also lost a child 12 years before gave this book to read. It amazed me that it explained exactly how I felt. I learned a lot from this book and I order them to give to parents who have also lost children. Sad to say I have given away to many of them. I have some on order now. Excellent!! The part that taught me how my oldest son was dealing with this lose was very helpful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After the death of our teenage son in an automobile accident, my husband and I received many books as gifts. We both agree that we got more help from this book than any other. When someone asks me what they can do for a friend who has lost a child, I always recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Someone gave me this book when our 15 year old son was killed in 1981. It was a tremendous help then (and still is). It covers just about every conceivable circumstance involving the loss of a child. It can be read over and over and it still provides answers to different problems each time. It is broken down into catagories so you can go to a specific subject without having to search throughout the book; for example, 'Bereavement and Guilt' or 'Bereavement and Marriage.' I've given away many, many copies--even to complete strangers. I always keep them on hand. (I'm looking for more today.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As terrible as it is that anyone should have to choose a book about being a bereaved parent, this one has been incredibly helpful. It is amazing to read how similar the grieving process can be even though each situation, each child, each parent is different. It has helped me to feel better in a difficult time, and although it was written a couple decades ago...I recommend it
Aleksa3 More than 1 year ago
For any parent who has a child that has died, I highly recommend this book from all of the others out there. Since she has walked in our shoes, She totally understands the pain. One of my children died tragically years ago, now my second (and only) child has also died.
LRH More than 1 year ago
I read some of the reviews on here and that is why I decided to purchase this book. It is extremely outdated and I would not recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
After I lost my son I found myself with no true convictions to draw upon, this book could've helped me alot. I found it later though after I had finally came to terms with my loss. This is one of the books that I would now purchase for a freind in need.