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ERIC Number: ED117628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Explaining Death to Children.
Grollman, Earl A.
This essay deals with the necessity of explaining death to children, and offers guidelines as to how parents can do this. It points out that ignoring the child's need to confront the issue of death can only be harmful, depriving him of the opportunity to share his grief. The author suggests that parents be honest with their children about death, be receptive to the child's feelings and bewilderment, and encourage the child to verbalize his fantasies and fears. (NG)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Family Relations (Salt Lake City, August 19-23, 1975); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document