Families Helping Their Children

Helping Children Grieve and Grow

An easy to read compassionate book about children, loss and grief. Topics include: Things Adults can say and Do to Help, How to talk to Children about Death, What Helps Children Bounce Back and much more.
-Donna O'Toole with Jerry Cory

How Do We Tell The Children

Provides the straightforward, uncomplicated language that will explain the facts of death to children from two-year-olds to teenagers, and shows how to help children cope with their feelings of grief, fear and loss. Its commonsense approach is based on years of observation and conversations with thousands of parents and their toddlers, preschoolers, young children and adolescents, and it includes insights from numerous psychologists, psychiatrists, educators, and clergy. Also includes a special section on answers to questions about special situations such as accidents, suicide and sudden infant death. - Dan Schaefer and Christine Lyons

If Daddy Loved Me, Why Did He Leave Me?

For parents and families caring for children after one parent has completed suicide. You will find a lot of information for parents and families about common feelings, questions and how to help the child.

Tear Soup

A great book for the entire family to read together. A recipe for healing after loss. After Grandy suffers a loss she cooks up her own batch of tear soup. Give you a glimpse into Grandy's life as she blends different ingredients into her own grief process. Full color illustrations throughout make this unique book valuable for family members to share. - Pat Schwiebert & Chuck DeKlyen

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf

'A story of life for all ages' This is a story about how Freddie and his companion leaves change with the passing seasons, finally falling to the ground with winter's snow. Both children and adults will be touched by this inspiring story of the cycle of life. - Leo Buscaglia, Ph.D.

When Someone You Know Has Been Killed

An exceptional resources that speaks directly to youth suffering a traumatic loss. Photo's are meaningful and contemporary and information is concise and given in a tone teens will welcome. - Jay Schleifer