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When a Grandparent Dies

A Kid's Own Remembering Workbook for Dealing with Shiva and the Year Beyond

Nechama Liss-Levinson, PhD

8 x 10, 48 pp, 2-color text, Hardcover, 978-1-879045-44-6

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The death of a grandparent is often a child’s first encounter with grief. Why did this happen? What should I do? How do I feel? When a Grandparent Dies helps children to participate in the process of mourning, and to overcome the awkwardness that can often accompany the traditional grieving rituals and events.
Drawing on psychology and Jewish tradition, this workbook guides children from the immediacy of shiva through the entire year of mourning. For ages 7 to 13, it combines sensitive, down-to-earth guided exercises with places to write, draw, list, create, and express feelings.
When a Grandparent Dies gives children and parents a unique opportunity for sharing as they come to know more about themselves, their family, and the complexities of life and death.
“We have long needed a book for young people dealing with the loss of a grandparent, and Nechama Liss-Levinson has written a splendid one.”
Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People and To Life!
“Will bring support, guidance, and understanding for countless children, teachers, and health professionals”
Rabbi Earl A. Grollman, DD, author of Talking about Death: A Dialogue between Parent and Child
“A child will not only learn the brilliance of our tradition, but will be able to celebrate the life of their grandparent while perpetuating memory in a meaningful way.”
David M. Techner, author of A Candle for Grandpa; funeral director, Ira Kaufman Chapel
“A valuable resource! Empowers children with tools to cope.”
Anne Brener, author of Mourning and Mitzvah: A Guided Journal for Walking the Mourner’s Path through Grief to Healing
“Thoughtful, sensitive, practical.”
Rabbi Marc D. Angel, author of The Orphaned Adult: Confronting the Death of a Parent


Related Item(s)
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978-1-58023-253-1 A Time to Mourn, a Time to Comfort, 2nd Ed.
978-1-879045-55-2 Grief in Our Seasons: A Mourner's Kaddish Companion
978-1-58023-113-8 Mourning & Mitzvah, 2nd Ed.


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