Teaching children how to deal with death can be a difficult process, but it can be made easier by following certain guidelines. In Parenting a Grieving Child, author Mary DeTurris Poust offers practical advice for parents helping children through the grieving process, whether it's the loss of a parent, the death of a sibling, even the death of a pet. Stories from real parents enhance the information and offer hope for healing.
Written from a faith perspective, the book emphasizes the role of religion in grieving and healing. Parents also learn how to deal with their children's emotions and help them face the reality and finality of death and begin healing.
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About the Author
Mary DeTurris Poust is an award-winning freelance writer and columnist with eighteen years experience. Her writing focuses on family life issues and has been widely published in national media. She lives with her husband and children in upstate New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
For children, understanding death and grief can be overwhelming. Drawing on personal experience and expert advice, author Mary DeTurris Poust offers this practical guide for parents helping children through the grieving process. Written from a faith perspective, the book emphasizes the role of religion in grieving and healing.
This book is jam packed with suggestions on how to help your children through the hard times of grieving a loved one. Even though it is meant to help children, adults are sure to benefit as well. Tons of personal experience stories that really help you relate to the author and her ideas. It's a great book!
What a beautiful helpful book with such deep wisdom to deal with the traumatic times in our lives, yet written with child-like simplicity! The personal and informative real-life situations with the author and her family make it a joy to read. Yes, the author has included activities for children after each chapter, but the actual content of the book definitely gives spiritual help and encouragement for anyone--even this 70 year old grandmother. I have since purchased several copies for family and friends of all ages and back grounds.
This book can serve as a practical guide for helping children through very difficult situations. However, after reading this book you realize it is much more than that. It is the way the author recounts her own experiences, as well as the personal experiences of others, that make for compelling reading.