The death of a loved one. The death of a pet. These are some of the most difficult tragedies and losses that parents struggle to explain and help their children through.
The questions abound…
How much do I tell my kids?
Do I tell them everything is fine when it isn’t?
Do I allow them to be a part of family discussions?
Do I let them go to the funeral?
Should I let them look at the body in the casket?
How do I handle their questions about death?
These are all legitimate questions. They are all not so easy to answer. Kids Pastors are often in the position of needing to help parents navigate the treacherous waters of grief with their children. There are not a lot of resources to help the child process their own grief and understand what is happening to them emotionally.
I am so thrilled to recommend this book to you. Whether you are a parent, a teacher, or a Kids Pastor - this is a resource you will want on your bookshelf. In "Emily Lost Someone She Loved", author Kathleen Fucci does a great job of describing the pain and loss in words that children can understand. The illustrations are beautifully done and the story is short and simple.
You can purchase the book on Amazon - HERE! Also, I am giving away a FREE copy of the book. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know you'd like to be entered. We will draw the winner on Friday, June 16, 2017. Winner will be notified by email.