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Pet Loss and Children: Helping Your Child Cope with the Loss of a Pet

 Author: Erainna Winnett  Category: Children, Family, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school  Publisher: Counseling with HEART  : 16 Dec, 2014  Language: English

An estimated 90 percent of kids will have a pet at some point during their childhood. The loss of a beloved pet is a difficult reality that many of these children will face. How to Help Your Child Cope with Pet Loss equips parents with strategies to support their children in navigating the loss of a furred, feathered, or scaly friend. This thoughtful resource provides helpful answers to questions about death that children often ask when a pet dies and also provides parents with clear information about feelings, timetables, age-appropriate facts, and emotional support during the grieving process. In addition, How to Help Your Child Cope with Pet Loss offers suggestions for ways to honor a departed pet’s memory as well as how to know when a family is ready to get a new pet.


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