26 pages, 8.5" x 11"
When I Miss [insert name], I Have a Plan is a groundbreaking children’s picture book to help cope with loss in a healthy way. The death of a loved one can be especially confusing and scary for children. When everyone is grieving it is critical that children have the opportunity to mourn, too. 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 the deceased. 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 book, you can add names, a dedication, photos of the deceased 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 your child during this difficult time, but it will also be a beautiful keepsake to honor and remember the deceased.
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