What can a child do to cope with the grief of losing their mother?
How can a child keep the memories of their mother alive?
Peace in the Storm answers these and many other questions that a child may have after experiencing the death of their mother. The book is written from a spiritual perspective, with the assistance of professionals that work in the area of grief counselling and child psychology. It gives gentle guidance to help children work through their varied emotions. Practical ideas are also provided for the preservation of the precious memories a child has of their mother. The book is beautifully illustrated by a 14-year-old girl, making it a heart-warming gift of comfort for a child who is grieving.
Peace in the Storm is the comforting hug that every child needs when they lose their mother. Beautifully conveyed through words and illustrations, this book is the good friend that can help children withstand the storm that is bereavement. By helping children to recognise their emotions, explore questions about loss, and start to preserve their memories, Melanie Sparks has created a much needed guide that helps children achieve exactly what the title says – find peace in the storm. I recommend this little gem of insight not only for children, but also for parents and professionals involved in helping a child come to terms with the loss of their mother.
Dr Nicola J Davies, BSc (Hons); MSc Comm.; PhD; MBPsS
Health Psychology Consultant and Writer
This is a book about a mother’s death and the impact on her child. It is written with compassion and insight, clearly laying out steps to resolve some of the shock and trauma surrounding the event. The practical tools can be used by the child or with someone close to them. This is an important book ‘about giving love’ that addresses an important subject.
Judi Shearer, Psychotherapist, International Author, Speaker, Lecturer, Health and Lifestyle Coach.
I read this book before giving it to my child. I am going to read it with them and omit pages 18 and 20.