Using Books to Help Build
a Child’s Coping Skills
Bobby’s Books is a program that uses books to help children and adults deal with difficult issues. Using children's literature as a springboard for conversations will give kids the chance to express their feelings and tell their own stories.
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney
"My cat Barney died this Friday. I was very sad. My mother said we could have a funeral for him, and I should think of ten good things about Barney so I could tell them..."
But the small boy who loved Barney can only think of nine. Later, while talking with his father, he discovers the tenth -- and begins to understand.
This book discusses the loss of a favorite pet and the sadness you feel when the pet is no longer with you. Coming up with a list of all the things you loved about that pet can help to reduce sadness iand help to see the value that pet brought to your life. A pet is part of your family and that relationship is between a child and his/her pet can be strong.
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"Our community has been very hard-hit by serious unmet grief support needs, so I am looking forward to doing new things to fill in the gaps in our present child-teen bereavement program by introducing Bobby's Books to local schools, churches, libraries and service organizations. My "retirement" dream is beginning!
Thanks for your assistance in making this happen!"
~ Jane Dupree
Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado