When Someone You Love Dies

Helping a Child Cope With Death

by Cynthia A Snyder



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/23/2011

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781449731182
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781449731175

About the Book

Our society is uneasy with the reality of death—hiding death behind euphemisms and rituals that most pre-school and elementary-age children do not understand. Children are much more frightened of the mysterious and the unexplained than they are if they understand the natural process of death and society’s common rituals, such as a funeral, so that they will be able to manage their feelings and thoughts. Using a Christian framework, this book can help dispel the fears that a child encounters when faced with the death of someone they love. Children are encouraged to say “good-bye” in a way that is both meaningful and understandable to them, enabling them to cope with grief and loss.

About the Author

Cynthia A. Snyder, PhD is a retired Registered Nurse, educator, and author, with many years of experience in the field of cancer and hospice nursing and grief counseling. She is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Cancer: Professionals and Facilities (1985), Who’s Who in U.S. Writers, Editors and Poets (1986 & 1987), and World Who’s Who in Women (1988).

Dr. Snyder is the author of Oncology Nursing (1986), as well as several articles in professional journals. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Dan, and her black Labrador, Riley.

Illustrator, Dawn M. Pardun, is an artist in watercolor and acrylics. She also illustrated the children's book, Edward and the Jade Forest (2002). Dawn lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Lon, and two kittens, Agnes and Clara.