When Your Pet Dies-Teaching Children How to Cope With Pet Loss By Dog Behavior Specialist & Pet Loss Expert, Diane Pomerance, Ph.D.
 
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ABOUT THE BOOK: WHEN YOUR PET DIES

This is a beautiful, powerful and poignant book that teaches children how to cope with and recover from the loss of a pet. Often, the loss of a beloved companion animal is the first loss a child experiences, and the child is ill-prepared or ill-equipped to handle this painful and complex experience.

Featuring charming, whimsical illustrations by a young artist, When Your Pet Dies touchingly and sensitively provides information that will help both children and adults recover not only from the loss of a pet, but from other inevitable losses we all encounter.

 

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Comments from the Publisher

When Your Pet Dies is the only current nonfiction illustrated book about recovery from pet loss written expressly for children five to ten years old. It is also the only children's nonfiction book which offers grief recovery tools as they pertain to pet loss. Written by a Grief Recovery Specialist and illustrated by a 15-year old artist, it raises a child's awareness of his/her own mortality and the ageless subject of the purposefulness of life and all living things.

It offers comfort, support and inspiration for adults as well as children and inspires its readers to value and appreciate all forms of life and to respect animals as friends, teachers and guides. It celebrates the unique bond and relationship many children have with companion animals.

 
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Source: Barbara Stein, Ph.D., Professor of Children's Literature, School of Library & Information Sciences, University of North Texas.

"A beautifully written, compelling and inspiring book that teaches children to cope with what can be a devastating experience!"


Source: John W. James and Russell Friedman, co-authors of The Grief Recovery Handbook and When Children Grieve

"It is filled with insight into an unalterable truth that grief is about a child's broken heart, which this book addresses beautifully!"


Source: Anna Marie Scholey, MA, Vet-MB, Holistic Veterinarian. Member of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

"This wonderful book can help your child understand more about the grief involved and bring them some comfort and peace."


Source: Warren Cox, Director, SPCA of Texas

"I recommend this book to adults and children alike. It will help them deal with this difficult and emotional time."
 

Comments from the Author

It is after the heartbreaking experience of losing my beloved Alaskan Malamute, Caesar, to cancer that I began to grieve. I never associated the concept of grief with the loss of a pet, but I realized that I was experiencing many of the classic symptoms of grief: i.e. sadness, helplessness, loneliness, anxiety, uncontrollable crying, feeling emotionally drained and "empty", withdrawing from social interaction, etc.

I began to read about and research the subject of pet loss and eventually received my training and certification as a Grief Recovery Specialist. I learned that to identify and express grief are very important in the healing process. I also came to recognize that loss is an inevitable fact of life.

There are many different kinds of loss: death of a spouse, death of a child, divorce, separation, disease or a debilitating illness, etc.

I specifically wrote a children's book on pet loss because there is so little material available on the subject and because I realized that it would be invaluable for children to learn grief recovery skills that will serve them through all kinds of losses for the rest of their lives.

Author's Bio

DIANE POMERANCE received her Ph.D. in Communications from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has been certified as a Grief Recovery Specialist by the internationally recognized Grief Recovery Institute. She was trained directly by the founder of the Institute, John W. James.

Dr. Pomerance counsels those grieving from any loss; however, she has a special interest in those mourning the loss of a beloved companion animal. The loss of a pet can be devastating to adults as well as children.

Dr. Pomerance is an active volunteer for the SPCA of Texas, K-9 Friends Visiting Therapy Dogs of GTDOG, and the Texas Alaskan Malamute Rescue. She lives in North Texas with her husband and twelve canine "kids".

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