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Any Ideas on books for kids?
« on: June 23, 2012, 02:10:18 PM »
My nieces mother in law is in the final stages of cancer.  My niece has two kids, 2 and 4.  The four year old doesn't want to lose grandma, and has been told grandma is very sick and will be going to heaven and we wont see her in this life anymore.  This is the grandma that lived next door all his life.

My niece is very open with explaining things to her kids, niece was a professional nanny before she had her own kids, so as she puts it, "I know kids". lol

She tried reading him the book Heaven is for real, the kids version, and it terrified him, she was hoping it would make him understand grandma was going to Heaven and would be fine, it back fired on her.

Any suggestions for books.  Her 4 year old is very mature, so it can be books for older kids too.

Thanks in advance.

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Peggy

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Re: Any Ideas on books for kids?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012, 08:16:10 AM »
Have a look here Peggy.

http://www.humanism.org.uk/education/parents/faqs

The books sound good, and are for all age ranges from the vy young to older children.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Any Ideas on books for kids?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2012, 08:29:25 AM »
Thanks Seven, I took a look and then sent the link to my niece, looks like a good place.

Thanks Again
Peggy

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Re: Any Ideas on books for kids?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2012, 03:03:32 PM »
You are more than welcome, Peggy. 

Thank you too for calling in to say "thank you".  I don't hear it too often.

Warm wishes
Seven

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Re: Any Ideas on books for kids?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2012, 11:59:05 AM »
Peggy - My mother got the book "The Next Place" for my newphew after he lost both his parents (my brother and his mother 1.5 years prior).  He enjoyed it - he was 8 at the time.  The message is good, and the illistrations are great.  
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Re: Any Ideas on books for kids?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2012, 12:00:21 PM »
Here is a link Charles posted awhile back. 


http://webhealing.com/forums/index.php/topic,3425.0.html


My heart is with the little ones as well as the rest of the family. 
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2012, 12:49:54 PM »
Thank You Pam, sounds like a great book!  I read a excerpt from it on Amazon.  I am going to order it from Amazon and have it sent to my niece.

Thanks again
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Re: Any Ideas on books for kids?
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2012, 03:22:02 PM »
That's great, Peggy - let us know what she thinks.
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Re: Any Ideas on books for kids?
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2012, 11:45:40 AM »
"Milo"  by Alan Silberberg

"Silberberg describes Milo's difficulty in dealing with the world without his mother as he awkardly lives with what he sees as an empty space in his family. He writes about how children cope, that is how his friends at school struggle to deal with the reality of his mother's death. In the end, the book is about continuing bonds, as Milo realizes that he does have a mother, she just isn't in his life in the same way. All the things at home that reminded him of her were taken down by his father; this was a way his father dealt with his own grief. In the end Milo puts his mother back in his life, by putting up pictures of her as well as using some of the things she used in the house. He ends the book saying that he is happy to be in a family of three and in remembering that they were once four."

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/raising-grieving-children/201103/explaining-friends-what-grief-is-about