Losing a grandparent is often a child’s first experience of grief and, as such, it can be very bewildering and painful. As an adult, you have the maturity and skills to deal with the enormous heartbreak caused by the death of a loved one. None of these coping strategies are available to a grieving child, though. It’s up to caring adults to support children through the grieving process. Let the elves in this CareNote gently take the hand of your child to lead him or her through the grief experience. Explaining what happens from a child’s-eye view, the booklet covers the difficult days before, after, and beyond a grandparent’s death.
By Victoria Ryan and Illustrated by R.W. Alley