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When a Grandparent Dies: A Kid's Own Remembering Workbook for Dealing With Shiva and the Year Beyond [Hardcover]

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Item Specifications...

Pages   48
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.28" Width: 8.18" Height: 0.47"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 1995
Publisher   Jewish Lights Publishing
Age  3-8
ISBN  1879045443  
EAN  9781879045446  

Availability  129 units.
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Item Description...
The death of a grandparent is often a child's first encounter with grief. Why did this happen? What should I do? How do I feel? When a Grandparent Dies helps children to participate in the process of mourning, and to overcome the awkwardness that can often accompany the traditional grieving rituals and events. Drawing on psychology and Jewish tradition, this workbook guides children from the immediacy of shiva through the entire year of mourning. For ages 7 to 13, it combines sensitive, down-to-earth guided exercises with places to write, draw, list, create, and express feelings. When a Grandparent Dies gives children and parents a unique opportunity for sharing as they come to know more about themselves, their family, and the complexities of life and death.

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More About Nechama Liss-Levinson

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Nechama Liss-Levinson, PhD, a psychologist and author of many articles on the impact of death and grieving on children and adults, is coauthor of Remembering My Grandparent: A Kid's Own Grief Workbook in the Christian Tradition with Rev. Molly Phinney Baskette (SkyLight Paths).

Nechama Liss-Levinson currently resides in New York.

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Teaching a child to reflect on how to create lasting memories  May 26, 2008

Liss-Levinson's thoughtful approach to comforting and teaching a young child about death is skillfully orchestrated through a sequence of activities which serve as building blocks to a deeper understanding of death and a Jewish response.

This process is accomplished by accessing a child's memories about their grandparent. Since it is likely, that the death of a grandparent will be the first introduction of death to a child, Liss-Levinson uses the event as a platform to allow the child to speak about their feelings through drawings, simple sentences or photos. It also allows for the child to ask questions and gain historical information from parents, family members and friends.

The workbook weaves Judaic education through the exercises by explaining Shiva, the Kaddish, and common family practices. The child is given the opportunity to take charge and become a Shiva Detective as way to gain a larger memory base about their grandparent. The result creates a world of memory for the child to hold and cherish and introduces them to the Judaic concept of remembering. The inclusion of how the child can recall their memories at each Jewish holiday instills a sense of continuation and hope.

The workbook assists parents by bringing difficult topics to the forefront and creates the possibility of ongoing discussions with a child. Most importantly, the child has gained a valuable skill, the power to remember and the confidence to treasure their memories.

I would highly recommend this workbook to be suggested by rabbis, Jewish educators, and child therapists. It is appropriate for 8-12 year olds, and should be encouraged to be used by younger children with their parents help. It is truly a "memory bank" and will be greatly appreciated by the family.
A gem of a book  Jul 2, 2007
This is a wonderful book. Drawing from her professional and personal experience, the author, with her wisdom, sensitivity, and insight, provides moving, creative opportunities for children to work through the process of grieving and healing.

I recently gave this gem of a book to a close friend for her eight-year-old daughter whose grandmother passed away. My friend was so excited about this gift, and she is eager to start going through the book with her daughter.
Very important book to buy  Apr 26, 2007
I really like this book because it gives kids (and their parents) specific tools and activities to use to explore a child's feelings about death. I really loved the "shiva detective" pages, where kids play an active role in the shiva house. I would recommend this book as a great gift to bring to a shiva house where there are grandchildren who have lost a grandparent; even better than rugelach.
Missy Chase Lapine
Author, The Sneaky Chef
a moving and sensitive resource for kids and their parents  Apr 16, 2001
This is an exceptionally beautiful and sensitve guide for children to help them cope with the death of a grandparent. While targeted for children 7-11, I suspect that younger AND older children, and even adults, will find the information and various activities extremely worthwhile. It provides a very good overview of the way in which Jewsih rituals associated with death and mourning serve to help the child and his/her family copy for the short and long-term. A must-have for rabbis, teachers, synagogue libraries and funeral directors. - and a book I wish I had when my grandparents died!

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