LEARNING TO SAY GOODBY: When a Parent Dies by Eda LeShan

LEARNING TO SAY GOODBY: When a Parent Dies

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Eda LeShan is an expert at talking with children about their feelings, and here she covers all the possible ones they might have upon the death of a parent. Her manner as usual is direct and understanding, her method involves citing personal examples of every possible reaction, and she clarifies her message with simple summaries. In short, ""It is important to experience sad feelings for quite a long time""; ""what we need to do as time goes on is to understand our feelings and accept them""; and fear, anger, guilt, worry about one's self or the remaining parent, and relief ""happen to everyone but that doesn't mean they are accurate."" Sympathetic good sense.

Pub Date: Oct. 11th, 1976
Publisher: Macmillan