Many clinicians recognize that denying or ignoring grief issues in children leaves them feeling alone and that acknowledging loss is crucial part of a child's healthy development.
Really dealing with loss in productive ways, however, is sometimes easier said than done.
For decades, Life and Loss has been the book clinicians have relied on for a full and nuanced presentation of the many issues with which grieving children grapple as well as an honest exploration of the interrelationship between unresolved grief, educational success, and responsible citizenry.
The third edition of Life and Loss brings this exploration firmly into the twenty-first century and makes a convincing case that children's grief is no longer restricted only to loss-identified children.
Children's grief is now endemic; it is global. Life and Loss is not just the book clinicians need to understand grief in the twenty-first century-it's the book they need to work with it in constructive ways.