When a loved one dies and a young child becomes a survivor -- a parent, another relative or a close friend is there to provide the guidance and love that will see the child through this crisis. But bereavement doesn't always happen that way. This is the story of a three-year old who loses his father, then hears nothing. From anyone. For years. His only link to his father: a childhood doll. And to this day he cherishes that prized possession. Read his story, then hear from a compassionate rabbi, experienced in pastoral counseling, who shares a comprehensive set of loving suggestions. Learn how to create a supportive community for the surviving child. Come along with this book for adults and meet Monny, the adorable kewpie doll you will never forget.
This is a book about a doll, but it is not a children's book.
It is a valuable resource for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and close family friends.
It is an easy read, 84 pages longth. It was kept short in length so those in serious need of quicance can find it swiftly without searching through a lot of text.
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About the Author
I also spent five years in a companion career, as a professional motivational speaker. More specifically, I was a motivational humorist and spoke to business groups and conventions about how a person can use one's sense of humor in the workplace -- to manage more gracefully, to sell more effectively, and to cope with the nonsense of today's corporate work environment.
I hope my father would be proud. (You will understand.)
I am a rabbi serving Temple Israel of Northern Westchester in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. My grown son brings me lots of joy, and I'm also blessed to have a loving husband and a circle of wonderful family and friends.
Before becoming a rabbi, I worked for the Washington State Senate and then as a legislative liaison for The Evergreen State College. During this time I discovered Judaism and began a spiritual journey that led me to the rabbinate.
Working as a rabbi has allowed me to hone the skills I learned while working in the political world; and then use those skills to build sacred community. I have also drawn on the example of my mother, Lorna Jaech. Although she died when I was a child, she shaped my life in a profound and lasting way.
My mother's legacy is one of kindness and caring for others. I feel her influence every day in my work as a rabbi.