How Do We Tell the Children? 4th Edition
by Dan Schaefer and Christine Lyons
Dr. Schaefer offers time tested advice for dealing with children's inevitable questions about loss and change, life and death. He also provides strategies to assist children with grief and trauma.
This classic step-by-step guide helps adults as well as children cope with the impact and aftermath of traumatic events. Timely advice is offered, not just for parents, but for anyone in a caregiving role, as well as older siblings, grandparents, extended family members, and friends.
Here you will find easy to understand sections on what children think about death; explaining death to children; fear, confusion, sadness; grief and healing; funerals; saying goodbye; talking about AIDS; communicating with mentally ill children; and a personal story of parenting through trauma. In addition, there is a 16 page quick reference ''Crisis Checklist'' that helps in responding to children's frequently asked questions with helpful scripted answers. For use with children ages two through teen.
Paperback, 203 pages.