In this companion to her bestselling Kids are Worth It!, parenting educator Barbara Coloroso shows how parents can help children find a way through grief and sorrow during the difficult times of death, illness, divorce, and other upheavals. She offers concrete, compassionate ideas for supporting children as they navigate the emotional ups and downs that accompany loss, assisting them in developing their own constructive ways of responding to what life hands them.
At the heart of her approach is what she calls the T.A.0. of Family -- Time, Affection, and Optimism -- coupled with her deep understanding of how people move through grief. Barbara Coloroso's clear answers to difficult questions are enriched by uplifting humor and insightful anecdotes from her own experiences as a Franciscan nun, mother of three, and her thirty years as a parenting educator. With this Guide in hand, parents can feel assured that they are responding with wisdom and love when children need them most.
About the Author
Barbara Coloroso is a bestselling author and for the past 45 years an internationally recognized speaker and consultant on parenting, grieving, teaching, creating deeply caring communities, nonviolent conflict resolution, bullying and restorative justice. She is an educational consultant for school districts, the medical and business communities, the criminal justice system, and other educational associations throughout the world. She has appeared on Oprah, The Early Show, The Today Show, CBC, BBC and NPR, and has been featured in The New York Times, Time, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek and other national and international publications. Her uniquely effective strategies were developed through her years of training in sociology, special education, philosophy and theology, and field-tested through her experiences as a classroom teacher, university instructor, seminar leader, volunteer in Rwanda and mother of three grown children. Her classic books include Parent's Guide Award winners Kids Are Worth It! and Parenting Through Crisis. She lives in Littleton, Colorado.