76: How and When Do I Tell My Kids Their Grandma is Dying?
How do you deal with grief and explain death to your kids? Knowing that you are losing a parent is difficult but how do you also help your kids process what will be coming? Dr. Lisa explains what kids need at different ages when processing grief and answers a parent’s question on how often kids should visit dying grandparents. Reena asks where parents are most likely to miss the mark when dealing with grief. Dr. Lisa explains why honesty is hugely important, and talks with Reena about how to prepare kids for funerals.
Dr. Lisa’s Books Recommendations on Grief
Fall of Freddy the Leaf, By Leo Buscaglia, PhD
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, By Judith Viorst
What’s Heaven?, By Maria Shriver
Grief Day By Day,By Jan Warner
The AfterGrief: Finding Your Way Along the Long Arc of Loss, By Hope Edelman
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