When somebody dies, it can be really difficult to navigate discussions of grief and death with our children. We may fear upsetting or frightening them or losing control of our own emotions in front of them. In fact, child psychologists agree that it’s healthier to be open about bereavement and death, than to hide everything away.
One of the most constructive ways to open up this kind of conversation, and to demystify death, is through picture books. Fortunately, there are lots of beautiful stories, new and old, about loss, grief and the process of life and death.
Here are some that many other parents have found helpful.
Written by Francesca Hornak
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