Bereavement: A Magazine of Hope and Healing. Founded in 1987 by a bereaved mother to provide support for those grieving, this magazine allows direct feedback from the bereaved to helping professionals and helps the nonbereaved learn what helps and what hurts. For a free copy or to subscribe, call (888) 604-4673.
Bernstein, Judith R When the Bough Breaks: Forever After the Death of a Son or Daughter Kansas City, Missouri: Andrews & McMeel, 1998. A serious and sensitive look at how to cope with the loss of a child.
Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth, MD. On Children and Death. New York: Macmillan, 1983. In this comforting book, Dr. Kubler-Ross offers practical help for living through the terminal period of a child's life with love and understanding. Discusses children's knowledge about death, visualization, letting go, funerals, help from friends, and spirituality.
Morse, Melvin, MD. Closer to the Light: Learning from Near Death Experiences of Children. New York: Villard Books, 1990. Dr. Morse, a pediatrician and researcher into childrens near-death experiences, writes about the startlingly similar spiritual experiences of children who almost die.
Rando, Therese, PhD, ed. Parental Loss of a Child. Champaign, Illinois: Research Press, 1986. Thirty-seven articles cover death from serious illness; guilt; grief of fathers, mothers, siblings, single parents; professional help; advice to physicians, clergy, funeral directors; support organizations.
Wild, Laynee. I Remember You: A Grief Journal. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1994. A journal for recording written and photographic memories during the first year of mourning. Beautiful book filled with quotes and comfort.
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