A guide for parents to discuss grief and loss with kids
Maybe it starts with a goldfish or some other pet, but every parent will have to explain death to a child at some point.
We all have to die, and most of us have to have this conversation. But how? The stories about the dog going to live on a farm in another part of the state will only be believed for so long.
Elena Lister and Michael Schwartzman, health professionals, team up for a book with the answers in Giving Hope: Conversations with Children About Illness, Death, and Loss, the authors (with writing partner Lindsey Tate) demonstrate how to take up the subject of death and loss in a way a child can understand.
We visit with Lister and Schwartzman in this interview.