25 Things to Do When Grandpa Passes Away, Mom and Dad Get Divorced, or the Dog Dies: Activities to Help Children Suffering Loss or Change

25 Things to Do When Grandpa Passes Away, Mom and Dad Get Divorced, or the Dog Dies: Activities to Help Children Suffering Loss or Change

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25 Things to Do When Grandpa Passes Away, Mom and Dad Get Divorced, or the Dog Dies: Activities to Help Children Suffering Loss or Change by Laurie Kanyer, Jenny Williams

Your child has suffered a loss and you feel helpless. But something can be done to soothe heart and mind and body.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781884734533
Publisher: Parenting Press, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/2004
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 5 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Preface: How to Help Grieving Children6
Part 1What You Need to Know About Grief7
Basic (and Important) Information About Grief8
How Grieving Children Feel9
How Grieving Children Behave13
How to Help Grieving Children15
Talking About Death and Divorce17
Talking About Pets20
Talking About Feelings21
Social Rituals24
As Time Passes26
When to Get More Help27
Tips for Using the Activities31
Keeping Children Safe32
Activity Symbols35
Part 2Five Essential Ways to Help Grieving Children37
Person to Person Connections38
Before You Begin38
1.Hand Massage40
2.Playing Beauty Shop or Barber Shop43
3.Breathing and Visualization46
4.Play Acting49
5.Building Trust in the Future53
Soothing Repetitive Activities56
Before You Begin56
6.Rocking Chair Connection58
7.Sand and Water Play59
8.Round and Round with Marbles61
9.Ball Play64
10.Let's Take a Walk66
Ceremonies, Keepsakes, and Memorials69
Before You Begin69
11.Ceremonies71
12.Balloons Afloat75
13.Keepsakes78
14.Painted Rock Memorial83
15.Memory Book85
Large Muscle Activities88
Before You Begin88
16.Stomping Feet90
17.Gardening93
18.Newspaper Crush and Crumble97
19.Throwing Balls99
20.Rock Pile Memorials102
Small Muscle Activities105
Before You Begin105
21.Drawing Your Grief107
22.Touch of Play Dough109
23.Feeling Faces111
24.Doodling117
25.Time Ball: Memories on a String119
Words of Encouragement122
Acknowledgments124
Index125

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