A Book for the Grieving Child
Millie Richmond’s short illustrated story about a boy who loses his father shows the emotions and thoughts of a little boy who is experiencing grief. The book illustrates what the child thinks in response to well intentioned but uninformed adults who hope to guide the child through grief. From the pastor to the boy’s aunt, one finds a variety of common things usually said to children in grief that are detrimental to the child’s grief recovery.
In this way, “Daddy’s Gone” not only can be therapeutical for a child but also informative for an adult who overuses various pithy sayings during times of grief. More information can be found on “Daddy’s Gone” at www.millierichmond.com. There you can also purchase in bulk for work groups of grieving children.
If you are interested in Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling, please also review our site and learn more about how a child grieves and other books on child grief.
Mark Moran, MA, GC-C, SCC-C