How It Feels when a Parent Dies

How It Feels when a Parent Dies

by Jill Krementz


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In this moving and insightful book about what it means to children when a parent dies, eighteen children-boys and girls, black and white, from seven to sixteen years old-speak openly, honestly, unreservedly, of their experiences and feelings. And as they speak we see them in photographs-with their surviving parent, with their brothers and sisters, with their pets, in the midst of their everyday lives. Their stories are set down here so that children experiencing the loss of a mother or a father may know that others have felt the same anguish and guilt, confusion and anger-and that these feelings are normal, even appropriate. It is liberating to listen to these children speak from their hearts on so profoundly personal and important a subject, and to realize how their words may be of help and comfort, whether read by a child alone or shared with a parent.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780844666754
Publisher: Smith, Peter Publisher, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/1993
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 7.16(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Laurie Marshall, age 121
Jack Hopkins, age 89
Susan Radin, age 1317
Nick Davis, age 1523
Peggy Laird, age 1129
Alletta Laird, age 933
Stephen Jayne, age 1137
Helen Colon, age 1643
John Durning, age 1553
Tora Garone, age 1057
Meredith Meryman, age 1561
Gardner Harris, age 1669
Carla Lehmann, age 1177
Thomas Joseph, age 1485
Valerie Crowley, age 1589
Amira Thoron, age 997
David Harris, age 15101
Gail Gugle, age 7107

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I had just turned 15 when my mother died in 1981 and my best friend's mother gave my this book. It helped enormously to know that other kids felt similar things and that I was not alone. This is what you give when you don't know what to say or how to help.