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I wanted to share with you some information about a kids grief journal that can help children cope with death and loss. Dealing with kids and grief can be heartbreaking especially when you aren’t sure where to start. Scroll to the end for a chance to win.
Kids Grief Journal
Writing about grief is often a good way to deal with it. This is true for both children and for adults. But, when it comes to a kids’ grief journal, what do you look for? It can be difficult to know what type of journal will help children cope with death and loss.
The Memory Box: A Book About Grief
Joanna Rowland has written a book that will help children deal with grief. The Memory Box: A Book About Grief is a book that’s helped thousands of adults and children cope with the difficult emotions they experience after losing a loved one.
In this book, the author writes about what it’s like to remember and grieve for someone who has died. The child in the story creates a memory box where she keeps special memories that help her remember the person that died. This book is the perfect companion to her kids grief journal (below).
This book can help your child put themselves in that child’s place which will help them cope with the death of a friend, relative or even a pet. There are suggestions in the book to help your child create their own memory box. And, the book contains a parent guide to help parents explain the concept to their child.
The Memory Book: A Grief Journal for Children and Families
The Memory Book: A Grief Journal for Children and Families is Joanna’s second book in this collection. This beautiful kids grief journal helps children and families put into practice the methods discussed in the first book.
This book will help families create their own memory album full of memories. It includes prompts for journaling, drawing and discussing. Using the prompts in this book will help families process their feelings and put their emotions and thoughts into a book they can look back on for years to come.
Grief activities for kids
These two books can help your child process their emotions. And, even more important, the book and kids grief journal can help your child put together a collection of photos, thoughts, and memories that they can refer to again in the future. Art therapy can be a valuable way for children to process feelings that they cannot fully grasp. You may also want to try:
These books are just a few of the resources used by St. Judes to help kids cope with death.
One of my readers will win a copy of each of these books including the kids grief journal. US only. I am not responsible for prizes that do not arrive.