Walking Grandma Home by Nancy Bo Flood

A sweet picture book that will help children process emotions surrounding loss and grief in a healthy and loving way.

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I'm sure plenty of similar children's books on this subject exist out there, but since we hadn't encountered any yet, I was curious to see what this one was like: 

I've actually had this book at the bottom of my review stack for quite a while, because the last thing I want to think about is walking Grandma home around here, but then on New Year's Day, our sweet dog April passed away, so I pulled it out, figuring it might be helpful...

This book, written by a child psychologist and counselor, uses a touching and relatable story about a young boy's grief to help children understand what it means to lose a loved one and how to process their own emotions of fear, grief, and joyful remembrance.

We were able to relate to the book quite a bit -- especially the parts about being with/surrounding the grandma with love in her final moments and telling her it was okay to go, things we experienced just a few days ago while saying goodbye to our beloved pet.

The information page at the back of the book provides extra tips on how to navigate these conversations and questions with your young ones.

Even though this book seems most appropriate to read during a time of loss, I feel it's an important title to have on hand in your family library even before then. 

We all have to deal with loss at some point, so why not begin helping our little ones understand it all even before being faced with the reality firsthand? Pick up a copy of this book here and help your kids learn some helpful tools today!

Have you read many books relating to grief with your kids? I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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