Grief is a very puzzling process and not easily understood. Even most adults don’t understand it, so how can we expect children to understand their feelings if their Mom, Dad or another loved one dies.
“Let’s Get A Grip on Grief” does NOT attempt to explain death or why a loved one had to die. Instead, it relates what happens next and validates the emotions a child may experience.
Illustrated and geared for the young child under 9 years old, “Getting a Grip on Grief” is the sister book to “Let’s Get A Grasp on Grief,” which was written to help older children (9 years +) to understand some of the confusing emotions they will be experiencing.
Both books have a section for parents, which provides tips on how they can help a child deal with loss. Moreover, “Let’s Get A Grip on Grief” can simply be used as a guide. The pictures can be shown and utilized as a jumping off point to start a conversation about the feelings applicable to the child’s situation.