Parents often wonder how to talk to their kids about grief. Here are some books on grief you can read to your kids to help them understand what they may be feeling.
The Memory Box: A Book About Grief by Joanna Rowland and illustrated by Thea Baker take young readers through some of the feelings they may have after losing someone they love. The main character creates a “memory box” to help with their grief, providing a simple but strong suggestion that children can follow. A parent guide is also included in the back of the book.
The Invisible String by Patrice Karst, though not specifically about loss and grief, reminds children that love connects hearts, no matter what distance separates them. Through the Invisible String, children have a connection to those they lose. Love is stronger than loss.
Death is Stupid (Ordinary Terrible Things) by Anastasia Higginbotham allows children to explore their grief and the emotions that go along with it. Grief is a tangle of emotions from anger to sadness to fear and confusion. Death is Stupid helps children find their own way through grief.
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