Today's society so prides itself on its ability to overcome diversity that it often fails to recognize or acknowledge the unique practices and methods of funeral and grieving practices. In this way, the general culture also fails to support grief; the very process which helps people cope and grow throughthe despair of loss.
In such a culture, every child and adolescent is at risk to be negatively affected by the stress of an accumulation of ungrieved losses; or by a particular significant loss at various times across his or her life span. Skills, knowledge, attitudes, feelings (or lack of them), and individual and environmental circumstances come together in unique and varied ways; influencing the number or degree of risks to any given young person.
Children experiencing loss and death are more at risk than adults because they lack both control and competency. They experience the pain of loss without having mastered attitudes and skills to help them.
Every child needs and opportunity to grieve and mourn. When someone a child is close to or loves dies, life can seem very confusing for a while. People have many customs which help us deal with our feelings about and death. In some communities clothes are cut, in other communities a black ribbon is worn or cut as a sign of mourning. The cut stands for the loss in the family and all people.
With a lot of people coming in and out of the house being sad and very serious, sometimes, children don't know what to do and feel kind of left out or strange. Some children who felt close to the person who has died miss them a lot, and aren't sure how to handle those feelings. Other children didn't know the person who has died so well, and feel weird not feeling as sad as everyone else there.
This book of activities, stories and explanations help children to understand their feelings and the grieving process in the Jewish community. This unique workbook is filled with many activities and much more, which makes it an invaluable resource for parents and children.
This book is for Jewish Children
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This book of activities, stories and explanations help children to understand their feelings and the grieving process when someone close to them dies. This unique workbook is filled with many activities and much more, which makes it an invaluable resource for parents and children.
This book is for all Children
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Most books can only be read, but the child can write, draw, doodle, take notes, tape in pictures, and even fold the pages in this one. You can read, enjoy, learn and share your thoughts in this book. These books are special and can become an heirloom for the child.