A useful, heartfelt guide to coping with the death of a child
Part of the Healing Your Grieving Heart series, which includes Healing Your Grieving Heart (1-879651-25-4), Healing Your Grieving Heart for Kids (1-879651-27-0), and Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens (1-879651-23-8)
Presenting simple yet highly effective methods for coping and healing, this book provides answers and relief to parents trying to deal with the loss of a child. It offers 100 practical, action-oriented tips for embracing grief, such as: writing a letter to the child who has died, spending time with others who will listen to the story of your grief, creating a memory book, box, or Web site; and remembering others who may still be struggling with the death. This guide discusses common problems for grieving parents such as dealing with marital stress, helping surviving siblings, dealing with hurtful advice, and exploring feelings of guilt. This compassionate resource will aid parents who have been through the death of a child, whether the passing was recent or many years ago, and whether the child was young or an adult.
Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, serves as director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition, writes the "Children and Grief" column for Bereavement magazine, and is on the faculty at the University of Colorado Medical School’s department of family medicine. He is recipient of the Association of Death Education and Counseling’s Death Educator Award and is the author of Understanding Grief and Healing Your Grieving Heart. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado. Andrea Gambill is a bereaved parent and is the editor of Bereavement magazine. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.