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How to Deal With Loss ...


When Children Grieve

For Adults to Help Children Deal with Death, Divorce,

Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses


"Once in a generation, a book comes along that alters the way society views a topic.  We teach our children to read, write, and do math so their lives will be successful.  While gains are important, loss is unavoidable.  Sadly, we do not always teach our children useful skills to deal with the feelings caused by losses, large and small-mainly because we do not know how.  When Children Grieve is an essential primer for parents and others who interact with children on a regular basis".

Bernard McCrane, Ph.D., Professor Sociology, Chapman University

and University of California at Irvine

"In my twenty-five years of training family therapists, I have never seen a more useful tool for helping children deal with loss.  This book transcends traditional thinking about helping children grieve.  In practical, everyday language, the authors present an action-oriented program that provides concrete suggestions of things to say and do with a child to help acknowledge the loss and to 'complete the process of grieving in the healthiest of ways.  Although this book positions adults as the children's 'emotional leader' in the grief process, all adults can benefit greatly by applying these principles to themselves as well."

Edwin S. Cox, PH.D.,

President Emeritus, Phillips Graduate Institute

(Praise For - ©2001 When Children Grieve by John W. James & Russell Friedman with Dr. Leslie Landon Matthews).

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