Recommended Reading

Books for Dealing with Grief

Books for children

  1. Lifetime: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Brian Mellonie (Bantem Books, 1987)
  2. Waterbugs and Dragonflys: Explaining Death to Young Children by Doris Stickney (Pilgrim Press, 1997)
  3. It Isn’t Easy by M. Connolly and R. Manahan (Oxford University Press, 1999)

Books for parents

1) Talking with Children and Young People about Death and Dying: A Workbook, by M. Turner (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1998)

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Grieving children face a lot of anxiety.  Take a look at our pages on anxiety while you’re here:

The Anxious Clingy Child intervention

A video on Anxiety and a child’s need for rest

Clingy children and childcare


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