Children and Grief: Helping Your Child Understand Death

Children and Grief: Helping Your Child Understand Death

by Joey O'Connor

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441231765
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/2004
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 254
File size: 453 KB

About 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.

Table of Contents

1Can You Help Me Help My Son? Looking at Grief and Loss from a New Perspective19
2The Beginning of a Lifelong Conversation: Communicating Facts, Feelings, and Faith35
3What Can I Do? Helping Children, Loved Ones, and Yourself in the Grieving Process51
4The Facts about Death: The D-Word and What You Can Do about It69
5Grandpa Did Not Go Away on a Long Trip: Telling Your Child the Truth and Avoiding Religious Euphemisms83
6If You Weren't Grieving, Something Would Really Be Wrong: Good Grief for Children105
7A Bridge of Hope: Building Heaven in Your Child's Heart123
8Homeland Security: Dealing with Fears of Death, Terrorism, and War143
9Will There Be Different Colors in Heaven? Honest Questions from Inquisitive Kids159
10Mommy's Very Sick: Living and Dying with a Terminal Illness177
11Nobody Gets Outta Here Alive: Talking with Your Teenager193
12Making Meaning, Making Memories: Celebrating Life with Children209
Appendix AQuestions and Answers about the Funeral Process227
Appendix BGrief Resources241

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