Prepare yourself for talking to your child about death, dying, and eternal life. Children and Grief is a compassionate, understanding resource full of ideas to help you support your child through the questions, emotions, and struggles that death and loss inevitably bring. Grief recovery specialist Joey O'Connor teaches how to explain the reality of death and terminal illness, answer questions in age-appropriate ways, and provide a sense of security amid disorienting events such as funerals.
Helping a grieving child.
This is a book written for you and your children," explains Joey O'Connor. "It initiates a conversation on a difficult subject most people prefer to avoid. It is about people like you and me struggling to figure out what they really believe when the unbelievable has happened. And then wondering, 'What in the world am I going to say to my kids? How am I going to explain what just happened in our family and what I believe about the God who saw this whole thing happen?"
Children and Grief offers parents a way to approach these tough questions with honesty, tenderness, and hope. O'Connor shows how to teach children to trust God, celebrate life, and have hope in the face of death.
Joey O'Connor is the author of several books for couples, parents, and young adults. He has appeared on several television programs to educate parents about how to discuss life and death issues with their children, as well as dozens of national radio programs to help couples learn how to improve their relationships. Joey serves Coast Hills Community Church in the spiritual formation department and lives in San Clemente, California.