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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Helping Kids Deal with Grief

There are many books out there about grief but rarely does one describe it in such elementary and user friendly terms for the kids.  This book is an excellent resource for all counselors who are helping children deal with the death of a pet, parent, grandparent, etc.  There are reproducible activity pages scattered throughout the book but the verbage is what is most impressive.  Here is an excerpt:
"The body of the snowman melts back into the water from which he came just as the leaves turn back into the dirt from which the tree grew.  When we die, our bodies also slowly crumble and become
part of the soil from which new plants grow...This doesn't hurt even a little bit because the person no longer lives in the body."

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