Saturday, September 19, 2009

Book Review- A New Book On Grief

The Journey Through Grief and Loss

Helping Yourself and Your Child When Grief Is Shared

Author: Robert Zucker, M.A. L.C.S.W.

ISBN: 13:978-0-312-37414-3

St. Martin's Griffin- Publisher

  • I am always looking for a good resource for both adults and children on the subject of dealing with grief and The Journey Through Grief and Loss...Helping Yourself and Your Child When Grief Is Shared is just such a resource.

  • First, it clearly describes grief as a journey for both you and your child.

  • Second, it gives excellent examples of what occurs in the weeks and months after the death of a loved one.

  • Finally, it describes other aspects of what a family feels and realistic steps to deal with the losses in clear and meaningful ways.

This book is a great resource for families who are grieving. The best part of the book for me was the explanations regarding how children grieve and just how death affects children. I think sometimes we think kids are resilient and don't dwell on the pain, but it clearly can affect a child in many ways. Families dealing with the losses together make the pain much easier to experience.

Check out the book if you or someone you know is suffering the loss of a loved one. It offers the sensitivity and compassion necessary for those who are grieving. Visit the author's website at for more information or or your local book store to purchase your copy. It is one of those books that is timeless and all of us will need it someday.

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