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Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies
An art therapy and activity book to help children cope with the death of a special person. Includes exercises to address the questions and fears children may have.
Paperback, 40 pages
Published February 23rd 1999 by Fairview Press
(first published September 30th 1998)
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This workbook is designed to be used by children who have a special person in their life who is dying. Each page is primarily blank, with directions for drawing or writing about specific topics. There is a resource section toward the middle with bullet-pointed ideas about how to deal with grief and remember the special person. The remaining pages focus on growth and recovery after the death. At times, the directives given to the reader may lead their drawings in a certain direction; most allow f ...more
This is a workbook for helping a child process grief. It could be used with any age of kid, as long as the adult working with the child explained each step of the book to children who could not read, or filled it out with them. It does a great job of helping the bereaved child process both the life and death of the person who died. Each page presents an opportunity for the child to draw or write something, like what they feel when they are grieving, who they can go to for help, and what they can ...more