Honest, caring words and hands-on activities to help kids accept and grow through the loss of a beloved pet.
Why did this happen? How do I feel? What can I do? What happens next?
The death of a pet is often a child's first encounter with grief. How your child learns to cope through this experience may affect his or her attitude into adulthood. Drawing on concepts from psychology and a broad multifaith perspective, this supportive workbook provides a sensitive and practical resource that will help children ages 7 to 13 cope with the death of a beloved animal. Children can write, draw, read, create and express feelings via concrete, hands-on activities including:
- Becoming a Memory Detective to piece together clues to remember their pet
- Planning a memorial service and making a pet memorial
- Recording photo memories of their pet
- Honoring their pet's memory by giving to others
Open and gentle, this book will help your child--and you as the parent--understand difficult concepts and communicate deep feelings as your child grows through this personal season of mourning.