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: This Have a Plan title can also be personalized at. You can add names, a dedication, a character resembling the child, photos of the deceased with the child or alone, and/or real details specific to the situation, all of which can help a child better cope with loss. This book will not only comfort and guide children during this difficult time, but also serve as a beautiful keepsake to honor and remember the deceased.
Katherine Eskovitz is an award-winning author, parenting expert, and a graduate of Yale Law School and Cornell University, Katherine practiced law for seventeen years as a federal prosecutor and partner in a national law firm before turning her courtroom skills, and experience as a former speechwriter, to writing for a new audience: children. Katherine's Have a Plan Books are the result of years of research on child development and brain science, collaboration with experts, and passion for photography. Katherine speaks as a parenting educator and specialist on plan-based learning at schools across the country.