A Grief Unobserved - helping parents and carers with early childhood bereavement

A Grief Unobserved - helping parents and carers with early childhood bereavement

by Maggie Kindred

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A Grief Unobserved - helping parents and carers with early childhood bereavement by Maggie Kindred

There is a wonderful book by C S Lewis in which he describes the process of coming to terms with his bereavement - the 'grief observed' which most adults will experience at some time in their lives... this book is about the grief not observed, that of very young children.
It is for parents, carers, and professionals who work with them: there are many books about child development, bereavement, and therapy, but not many about loss of a parent where a young child is involved. Very often the remaining parent, close relatives and well-meaning friends, are understandably so involved with their own grief that they try to sweep the child's problem under the carpet. They can regard apparent lack of reaction in the child with relief, rather than as a danger signal.

Being based on the personal experience of someone well-known to the author, it brings to life both the young child's disrupted and an adult experience of therapy. It shows how, with competent professional help if necessary, parents and carers can learn how to cope not only with their own grief, but also discover effective ways of helping.

The book is essentially practical - it is meant to make 'therapy' an everyday concept, so avoids jargon and theoretical language where possible.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940149531516
Publisher: Pneuma Springs Publishing
Publication date: 02/23/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
File size: 894 KB

About the Author

Maggie Kindred was brought up in Northumberland, England, and lives in France with her husband, Michael, who is an inventor of educational and social games. Her daughter Cath, has illustrated one her books.

Her career took her through teaching, social work and practice teaching. As an educator she found it sad that students only read enough to complete their academic assignments, so became passionate about making social work theories come alive for them. She particularly enjoys working with students who may be new to adult education, have learning or mental health difficulties, or have had bad experiences in the classroom.

As a white, heterosexual, able-bodied woman, she tries to make sure that people's attention is drawn to other perspectives in her materials. She believes that learning should be fun, and can make all kinds of everyday experiences more interesting and rewarding. She has published over a dozen books.

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