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.
What On Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies?
Simple, insightful and straight from the heart, this book is for any child who has lost a loved one. The author talks directly to kids about what death means and how to cope. He answers questions kids have about death--Why? How? What next? Is it my fault? What's a funeral?--in basic straightforward terms.
This book describes the overwhelming emotions involved in dealing with the death of a loved one and discusses how to cope with such a situation. Grief is the deepest sadness a person can feel. In order to move through it, we must experience the grief.