April 27, 2012
Talking about death
Talking about Death: A Dialogue between Parent and Child
by Earl A. Grollman
It is understandably difficult to explain to a child that someone they know has died. Earl Grollman's book is an excellent resource for those who are unsure about how to begin. With his gentle, sympathetic guidance, parents will be able to understand their child's varied reactions and emotions and find the right words to use that will comfort instead of frighten. Since an adult's own reactions to death influence the reactions of their children, Grollman wisely urges parents to accept grief, to express emotions, and to be honest when telling children how a person died.
Highly recommended for all families coping with loss.