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25 Things to Do
When Grandpa Passes Away,
Mom and Dad Get Divorced, or
the Dog Dies

by Laurie Kanyer, M.A.

illustrated by Jenny Williams

Reviews and Comments

“Although many of these activities and their applications might be familiar to Family Life Educators, having them all at hand in one book would be very helpful. The book would certainly be useful to parents or other adults who wish to help children express their grief and start on the path to healing.”
—National Council on Family Relations
“Wonderful, very valuable to many children and parents.”
—Jewish Family Services, Milwaukee
“A practical and informative book that will help adults and children understand grief and journey together through loss.”
—the Rev. Barbara Lindeman, hospice chaplain, Mankato, MN
“Loss is inevitable, but how one deals with it is personal. 25 Things to Do is a guide for parents to help their children when dealing with a radical and likely irrevocable change, such as a divorce or the death of a beloved relative or pet. The activities are all easy to do and will help children come to terms with the world.”
—Wisconsin Bookwatch
“Excellent, creative stuff . . . Has the happy effect of occupying the adult mind, too.”
—Edith Fox
Life & Loss Centre
‘Mister-Rogers-like’ in its gentle compassion and loving spirit. Accepting and nonjudgmental.”
“Concise and respectful of a child’s feelings.”
“I like the explanation that grieving is different for everyone. Very helpful and thoughtful.”
“An invaluable resource for grieving adults and for information regarding children’s grieving process . . .”
“I can hardly believe all the research [that went into] and excellent activities that are in this book. It will be very valuable for both adults and children who are grieving.”

Recommended by

  • Army OneSource
  • Government of Nunavut
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Health’s Family Resource Center
  • McMaster Children’s Hospital Family Resource Centres
  • Nebraska Hospice & Palliative Care Association
  • National Alliance for Grieving Children
  • Michigan State University Extension
  • Parent & Child Together (West Central Illinois) Head Start
  • Hudson OH School District Parent Lending Library
  • Pictou County Health Authority/Regional Library Mental Health Resource Partnership
  • Avon NY Central Schools
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Useful for 5–12 years
80 pages
$13.95 paper
$21.95 library

Book Description
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About the Author:
Laurie Kanyer, M.A.

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Last updated November 03, 2015