Finding Life after Losing One: A Parent's Guide for When a Child Dies

Finding Life after Losing One: A Parent's Guide for When a Child Dies

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Overview

Finding Life after Losing One: A Parent's Guide for When a Child Dies by Nikki King, Alice Rampton

The pain of losing a child to death is real. Friends, family, and parents of children of all ages who have passed on will find an empathetic voice in this book full of real-life advice from parents who've been there. Learn what to do as a parent, what not to say as a friend, and how to preserve precious memories during times of mourning and moving forward.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462117857
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 814,571
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Preface: Our Stories ix

1 Is What I'm Feeling Normal? 1

2 Funerals, Obituaries, and Memorial Services: Things You Never Wanted to Know 8

3 Stages of Grief 17

4 How Long Will This Last? 24

5 The Guilt and "What Ifs" 30

6 Triggers 36

7 Healthy Healing 43

8 Well-Meaning Comments and Questions 54

9 Relationships Under Stress-Spouse or Significant Other 61

10 Support for Surviving Children 70

11 Faith and Hope 85

12 A New Perspective 94

13 Ways to Remember Your Child 104

14 Friends and Family: How to Help 115

The Children Who Inspire Us 125

Personal Thoughts and Notes 139

About the Authors 144

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Finding Life after Losing One: A Parent's Guide for When a Child Dies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful compilation of experiences, stories, advice for those who have lost a child or for those who are experiencing any kind of lost. As a physician, I bought several copies to be able to give away to patients that experience a death of a child as it is often unplanned and I want to be ready to help a grieving parent, friend or patient.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend! I have not personally lost a child, but I cherish having a copy of this book. It is comforting to have the resources to help grieving parents if ever needed. Additionally, there is a chapter for friends and family on what to say/what not to say, what to do for/what not to do as a friend or family member which I found to be so helpful. It is a quick read but packed with invaluable information.
Sara Egbert More than 1 year ago
A moving and sensitively written book on a very difficult subject matter. I bought 5 copies and plan to give them to friends who have lost a child. Personally, I haven't lost a child of my own, but it really helped me understand more deeply what it must be like and how I can be there for someone who has.
bookworm801 More than 1 year ago
I read this book in one day. It is a quick read, but hard to put down. Full of really good, valuable info. I ended up buying a bunch of copies as when I read it, numerous friends and family came to mind that have experienced death, and I wanted to be able to give them each their own copy. It's a great book, non-denominational and applicable to anyone no matter what religion they are. I especially liked the little excerpts they provided where quotes were used from a number of different parents that have gone through a death of a child. These tributes were touching.
Ro927 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful compilation of experiences, stories, advice for those who have lost a child or for those who are experiencing any kind of lost. As a physician, I bought several copies to be able to give away to patients that experience a death of a child as it is often unplanned and I want to be ready to help a grieving parent, friend or patient.