Using Books to Help Build
a Child’s Coping Skills
Bobby’s Books is a program that uses books to help children and adults deal with difficult issues. Using children's literature as a springboard for conversations will give kids the chance to express their feelings and tell their own stories.
Pat Schweibert, Chuck DeKlyen
This book discusses the topics of grief, coping and healing and reinforces the fact that each of us grieves in our own way. It is a wonderful book to open up the lines of communication in a therapy or support group, with a family, or to simply help the individual understand there is no right or wrong way to grieve. By using the analogy of making soup, you are able to see how people grieve in different ways, at different times, for different reasons. There is no wrong way to grieve except to not grieve at all.
"Our community has been very hard-hit by serious unmet grief support needs, so I am looking forward to doing new things to fill in the gaps in our present child-teen bereavement program by introducing Bobby's Books to local schools, churches, libraries and service organizations. My "retirement" dream is beginning!
Thanks for your assistance in making this happen!"
~ Jane Dupree
Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado