The death of a friend is a wrenching event for anyone at any age. Teenagers especially need help coping with this painful loss. This sensitive book answers questions grieving teens often have, like “How should I be acting?” “Is it wrong to go to parties and have fun?” and “What if I can’t handle my grief on my own?”
The advice is gentle, non-preachy, and compassionate; the author has seen her own children suffer from the death of a friend, and she knows what teens go through. The revised edition includes new quotes from teens, new resources, and new insights into losing a friend through violence. Also recommended for parents and teachers of teens who have experienced a painful loss. Foreword by R.E.M. singer/songwriter Michael Stipe.
|Publisher:||Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Revised and Updated Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.26(d)|
|Age Range:||11 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Marilyn E. Gootman, Ed.D., is founder of Gootman Education Associates, an educational consulting company that provides workshops and seminars for parents and educators focusing on successful strategies for raising and teaching children. Dr. Gootman has been in the teaching profession for over 25 years, and her teaching experiences range from elementary school to the university level. The author of numerous books and articles, she is known nationally for her advocacy efforts on behalf of children, parents, and teachers. Her media appearances include CNN and other major networks as well as radio and television broadcasts throughout the United States and Canada.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I liked the simplicity of this book. It can helped students to understand their own feelings by reading about other people their own age and how they managed grief, sorrow, guilt and being able to move on. The book is easy to read and understand plus it gives some basic ways to remind yourself that you need to be kind to yourself and take care of your needs. This book is good for Middle School and even High School.
I think this book is great for children who are too young to understand death. It is also a very sensitive book for grieving teens. There are many helpful strategies to help grieving teens who may not know what they are going through better understand what they can do to help themselves or fellow friends or family who are also grieving. This book was very good and helped me understand some ways people grieve that I never knew about. Some ways people deal with death that I would have never thought was because they were grieving.