Comforting a person who is grieving is never an easy task. When that person is a child the task becomes all the more difficult. As adults we worry about saying and doing the right thing, and too often we give the child quick answers instead of the support they really need.When a Child You Love Is Grieving takes a different approach to helping a child grieve. As a widely recognized grief specialist, Harold Ivan Smith explains that quick answers are not what children need when they are grieving. They need support, and most of all they need to be allowed to grieve - for as long as it takes. With an ABC-like approach, Smith offers insights and activities for the parent, teacher, or friend-anyone who loves a child and wants to offer his or her support. Chapters such as 'ANSWER honestly and accurately'; 'BE Alert to the needs of the sensitive child'; and 'CREATE a collage' suggest logical thinking skills and actual steps you can take to insure that the child is receiving the healthy and necessary outlets he or she needs to grieve.