"All you can do is be the best parent you can be, mindful that there will be times when the best thing you can do is say you're sorry and ask for forgiveness."


Helping Yourself and Your Child

When Grief Is Shared

A grieving parent can still be an effective parent. However, when adults face a significant loss, not only must they grapple with their own profound grief, but they are often called upon to nurture and support their grieving children. This is the first book to address this very common dual grieving challenge.

For the countless parents and concerned adults who have tried blocking out their own grief in order to be available to their child, The Journey Through Grief and Loss will offer a measure of comfort. Topics include:

  • Understanding how adults and children grieve differently
  • Learning how to explain the meaning of death to children
  • Knowing what to do when grief gets complicated
  • Deciding when they and/or their child need counseling
  • Helping their family members stay connected with loved ones even after death

With thirty years of clinical experience, Rob Zucker has written a supportive, comforting, and practical guide that offers a unique perspective on the grieving process and provides welcome reassurance for parents who are, themselves, grieving, but also need to address the needs of their grieving children.

“Powerful! A must read that contains practical, hands-on suggestions that offer both hope and healing for the adult and child through the perilous journey of loss”

Earl L. Grollman, D.H.L., DD.
Author of Living When A Loved One Has Died

“His words are shared with warmth and compassion, coupled with the wisdom he has gained in decades of listening to adults and children pour out their loss.”

Donna Schuurman, Ed.D.
Executive Director of the Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families,  author of Never the Same

“…  offers great sensitivity, cutting-edge information, and sage advice for those who must take care of themselves even as they reach out to others.”

Kenneth J. Doka, Ph.D.
Author and senior consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America

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