July 1, 2017

This post originally appeared on The Jewish Social Service Agency Blog on June 22, 2017.

Talking with any child about death and dying can be daunting, but it may be particularly so when the child has special needs. When done in a way that takes into account the child’s...

This post originally appeared on The JKP Blog, 5/30/17

“My grandma isn’t a dinosaur. Why are the dinosaurs in this book teaching about death?”

“My dad’s not a leaf. I don’t understand what falling leaves have to do with him dying.”

“My aunt died. Why is everyone saying sh...

As we have worked on I Have a Question about Death, we’ve been reflecting on grief and loss through a more inclusive lens. Just recently, we were re-reading the bestselling book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon, and were struck by the...

I Have a Question about Death was written in order to provide clear and concrete language to a challenging topic, which is often addressed through metaphors and euphemisms that are out of reach for many children with special needs – and any child who thinks in more con...

As we spoke with parents when writing our book, I Have a Question about Death, one of the questions that came up most frequently was whether or not to bring a child to a funeral or memorial service. This is an understandable question, especially given how difficult it...

As we turn the page to 2017, here are some ways to think about coping with life changes over the course of the year.

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