Children and Loss
SAYING ‘GOODBYE’ TO YOUR FRIEND
People sometimes overlook the fact that children do grieve the death of a pet. They usually grieve for a shorter period of time but it can be as intense as an adult’s grieving. Parents should let relatives, friends, teachers and clergy know what has happened so they can support the child.
Some helpful tips for helping the grieving child can be found at:
Books Especially for Children
- The Tenth Good Thing About Barney- J. Viorst , New York, Aladdin Books, Macmillan Publishing Co.,1971.
- Mr. Rogers’ First Experience: When a Pet Dies- New York, G.P. Putman’s Sons, 1988.
- I’ll Always Love You-H. Wilhelm, New York, Crown Publishers Inc, 1985.
- Oh, Where Has My Pet Gone? A Pet Loss Memory Book, Ages 3-103-Wayzata-Minn, B. Libby Press, 1991.
- Charlotte’s Web- E. B. White, New York, Dell Publishing Co., 1952.