26 pages, 8.5" x 11"
When I Miss [insert pet's name], I Have a Plan is a groundbreaking children’s picture book to help cope with loss in a healthy way. Experiencing the death of a pet can be confusing and scary for children, but it can also provide the opportunity to help children process death constructively. This book introduces the concept of death gently, honestly, and concretely, while respecting all beliefs. Grounded in brain science, children will be empowered to L.E.A.D.: to integrate Logic and Emotions to Analyze and Decide on a plan for when they miss their pet. Learning facts about death, examining the emotions involved, analyzing suggestions, and deciding on a plan teaches resilience and lifelong coping and communication skills. Children of different ages and developmental stages will understand the book’s concepts in different ways, making it appropriate for all ages, and providing a thoughtful and comforting framework for discussion. It is essential that children’s early experiences with loss be addressed in a healthy way, and with this book as your guide, children will learn not only to cope but to grow.
Blueprint it: if you choose to personalize this Have a Plan title, you can add names, a dedication, photos of the pet with the child or alone, and/or some real details that are helpful for processing the specific situation. This book not only will comfort and guide a child during this difficult time, but it will also be a beautiful keepsake to honor and remember the special pet.
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