Talking about Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child (Paperback)

A Dialogue Between Parent and Child

By Earl A. Grollman

Beacon Press, 9780807023631, 128pp.

Publication Date: November 16, 1991



Why do people die? How do you explain the loss of a loved one to a child? This book is a compassionate guide for adults and children to read together, featuring a readalong story, answers to questions children ask about death, and a comprehensive list of resources and organizations that can help.

About the Author

Dr. Earl A. Grollman, a pioneer in the field of crisis intervention, was rabbi of the Beth El Temple Center in Belmont, Massachusetts, for thirty-six years. A certified death educator and counselor, he was cited as "Hero of The Heartland" for his work with the families and volunteers of the Oklahoma City bombing. Dr. Grollman has spoken at many colleges, clergy institutes, seminaries, physicians' forums, and hospital nursing associations, and has addressed many support groups, such as Compassionate Friends, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and Widows Personal Services. He has also appeared on national television and radio, including "The Oprah Winfrey Show, Children's Journal, All Things Considered, " and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." Recently, he was featured on National Public Radio's "End of Life" series in the roundtable discussion on grief and bereavement.

Praise For Talking about Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child

"Highly recommended." --Parents Magazine

"No one does a better job of helping us help the stricken adult or child to cope with grief."--Harold S. Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People

"Like having a talk with a wise, caring friend." --Dr. Bernie S. Siegel, author of Love, Medicine and Miracles

"Earl Grollman makes a wonderful difference in this world." --Fred Rogers, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood