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.
I Miss You: A First Look at Death
When a close friend or family member dies, it can be difficult for children to express their feelings. This book helps boys and girls understand that death is a natural complement to life, and that grief and a sense of loss are normal feelings for them to have following a loved one's death.
This book discusses one of the most difficult conversations you will ever have with a child: How do you talk about death? Children's feelings and questions about serious illness and death are looked at in a simple and realistic way. If you have ever told yourself- "I don't know what to say." or "I am afraid I will say the wrong thing."- this book is your guide.
November 10, 2014
Special Times Always Remembered
Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, OH
Because we support children over spans of years in many cases, we find that Bobby's Books can be used not only for grieving but for self-esteem building, self realization and general life skill development.
Pauline King, APRN, BC,
Director, Healing Journey for Children
The James Cancer Center