Health Scan: Telling a child that a loved one has died

17.02.2014                      17.Adar I.5774

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Health Scan: Telling a child that a loved one has died

Dr. Edna Katznelson, has written a new illustrated Hebrew-language book called Grandma’s Star that makes the painful task easier.

How does one tell a young child that a beloved grandparent or other close relative has died? Informing him that the loved one has merely gone elsewhere and watches over him from afar would give the false hope that he or she will return. Author Yuval Atad, with help from Tel Aviv University clinical child psychologist Dr. Edna Katznelson, has written a new illustrated Hebrew-language book called Grandma’s Star that makes the painful task easier….