Preparing Your Children for Goodbye

A Guidebook for Dying Parents

Author: Lori A. Hedderman

Publisher: Lori Hedderman

ISBN: 1460933486

Category: Self-Help

Page: 120

View: 4520

Preparing Your Children For Goodbye is a supportive guidebook for parents who are terminally ill. This book is divided into three parts: End-of-life issues to consider How children cope with death A Life Review workbook The book will help you plan for your own end-of-life care, prepare your children for your death, and record memories of your life. The book includes a Bibliography and a list of "Places to Turn To for Help." Your most important role as a parent is raising your child. All along, you are attempting to impart into them your values, as well as teach them the skills that they will need to be successful as they grow into adulthood. No parent expects to leave a child to journey through life without his or her direct guidance. As that day approaches, and you begin to accept that you will not have the time that you thought you would, the pressure mounts to prepare your child for the future. The process of looking back over your life and thinking about what has mattered most to you is a natural part of facing death. There is a formal discipline called "Life Review" in which people are encouraged to discuss and write down aspects of their past. This Life Review workbook is specifically designed for use by parents of children and teenagers. It includes questions to help you consider issues relating to your children, as well as more general questions that will trigger memories about other parts of your life. This Life Review process can be used by anyone who is interested in thinking about their own past, even if they do not have children. You can use the workbook on your own or with someone else. It's a nice activity for two people to do together using a conversational approach. An adult child could use the conversational method with an elderly parent. It can be an enjoyable way to reminisce about the past and capture memories. This type of conversational approach can be helpful as a tool to use with older people who are having memory problems. The workbook can be used in hospice settings by hospice volunteers to use with patients who want to reflect on their lives. If someone is too sick to take on a major writing project, the volunteer can ask questions from the workbook to help the person recall anything that they want to have remembered. A volunteer could also work with family members to explain life review ideas and introduce the workbook as something they can use on their own. Any parent who wants to record family history can also use this book. Perhaps you have a high-risk profession in an area such as law enforcement, firefighting, or serve in the military and are concerned about the future. Who hasn't thought, "What if?"

Good-Bye Tonsils!

Author: Juliana Lee Hatkoff,Craig M. Hatkoff

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9781417630271

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8495

A young girl describes what happens when she goes to the hospital to have her tonsils removed.

Help Me Say Goodbye

Activities for Helping Kids Cope when a Special Person Dies

Author: Janis Silverman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781577490852

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 32

View: 2574

An art therapy and activity book for children coping with death. Sensitive exercises address all the questions children may have during this emotional and troubling crisis. Children are encouraged to express in pictures what they are often incapable of expressing in words.

Preparing for the Loss of Your Pet

Saying Goodbye with Love, Dignity, and Peace of Mind

Author: Myrna M. Milani,Jerry Dorsman

Publisher: Prima Pub

ISBN: 9780761516484

Category: Pets

Page: 377

View: 4230

Describes how to understand the stages of pet loss and cope with them, talk to and prepare children for the loss of a pet, and describes the different ways one can lose a pet

Preparing Your Child for Dating

Author: Robert G. Barnes,Bob Barnes

Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Publishing

ISBN: 0310201365

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 203

View: 5140

This book empowers parents to prepare their children for dating by answering questions such as, What is the purpose of dating? When should a child date? Who should he or she date? Where should they go and what should they do on a date?

Bad Bye, Good Bye

Author: Deborah Underwood

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547928521

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7853

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow a family as they move to a new town.

Croaking Frogs

A Guide to Sanskrit Metrics and Figures of Speech

Author: Les Morgan,Ram Karan Sharma,Anthony Biduck

Publisher: Les Morgan

ISBN: 1463725620

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 442

View: 6804

This guide to Sanskrit metrics and figures of speech can be used as a workbook for learning how to chant verses. It includes fully-worked examples of the most popular types of verse. The book has six sections: 1. "Poetic elements in Sanskrit literature" explains the extensive use of verse in Indian texts. 2. "Introduction to Metrics" gives a clear overview of Sanskrit prosody. 3. "A Treasury of Common Meters" includes fully-worked examples of verses drawn from many sources. 4. "Figures of Speech" explains similes, metaphors, and other poetic uses of language. 5. "Figures of Sound" explains techniques that affect sound, such as rhyme and alliteration. 6. A metrical analysis of the Hathapradipika, the best-known work on Hatha Yoga, is included. An Introduction to the Hathapradipika by Anthony Biduck summarizes key spiritual and philosophical ideas of Hatha Yoga. Includes a Foreword by Consulting Editor Ram Karan Sharma, References, Bibliography, Glossary, Index, and Appendices.

The End (Almost)

Author: Jim Benton

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545777550

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 730

A new picture book from the hilarious author of the bestselling Dear Dumb Diary series! When Donut the bear is told his story is over and he has to leave, he donut want to do it. After all, he hasn't had a chance to have any fun! Will Donut's sneaky schemes and elaborate disguises be enough to keep his story from ending? Donut's silly antics in this clever picture book from New York Times bestselling author Jim Benton are sure to delight kids who never want their favorite stories to reach The End.

Preparing Your Son for Every Man's Battle

Honest Conversations About Sexual Integrity

Author: Stephen Arterburn

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0307769097

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 3162

Finally, a resource that guides you through the toughest--and most important--conversations you'll ever have with your son. Ideal for all parents of boys: fathers, mothers, single moms. It’s never been easy for a father or mother to talk to a son about sex. For Christian parents, it’s always been a challenge to know exactly how to teach God’s standards of purity and integrity. But today, the stakes are higher than they’ve ever been. So it’s vital that fathers and mothers prepare their sons to withstand the sexual onslaught of their culture through movies, television, music, and the internet. But what should you say? And when and how should you say it? Now there’s help you can trust: Preparing Your Son for Every Man’s Battle. The authors behind the best-selling “Every Man” series have put together all the resources and guidance you need to experience frank, thorough, and natural conversations with your son about sexual integrity. They offer an effective new communication process that ensures a deep, abiding relationship between you and your son as he moves into his teen years and beyond. Equip your young man with the biblical information and spiritual insights he needs to stand strong, overcome temptation, and experience the blessings of godly obedience…for the rest of his life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Remembering Together

A Guidebook for Meaningful Conversations with Your Aging Parents

Author: Lori a Hedderman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523670765


Page: 178

View: 1484

As time goes on, the signs of aging become difficult to ignore. Forgetfulness, lack of energy, failing eyesight, hearing loss, and mobility issues are all normal signs of aging. At what point should you intervene? This book will help you to connect with your aging parent in a meaningful way while collecting family memories. Together, you will build upon your current relationship, and get to know your parent on a more personal level in the process. It is realistic to think about learning all you can about your parent in the time that you have left together. If you are in the midst of caring for your elderly parent, this book will be helpful to you. You will gain a deeper understanding of issues your parent may be dealing with. You will identify those people who will be most helpful to you and your parent; as well as be prepared to make certain decisions on your parent's behalf should this become necessary. You will learn how to introduce difficult topics such as end-of-life issues and have conversations regarding decision-making. This is necessary to broach not only with your parent, but also with other members of your family that will be involved. Issues that affect caregiving for a parent include understanding the reversal of roles, family dynamics, proximity to your parent, and resources for help in your area. This book is divided into six sections: Section 1, "An Overview of Caregiving," will introduce you to terms that are often used in the eldercare industry. Medicare and Medicaid will be discussed, as well as navigating the costs of care for your parent. Places that may be of assistance in finding your parent the appropriate care for your specific situation will also be introduced. Section 2, "Issues You May Be Facing," will assist you in evaluating your own needs to avoid burnout. In addition to discussing how to meet your needs as a caregiver, we will cover your past and present relationship with your parent; examine your role in caregiving; discuss sibling issues; living arrangements; and your proximity to your parent's home. You will also conduct a resource assessment to determine who may be helpful in assisting you with the many aspects of caregiving. The definition of an entourage is "A retinue of attendants, associates, or followers." Put simply, whom can you call upon for different needs? Who is in your entourage? Section 3, "Issues Your Parent May Be Facing," covers fear of dependency, physical limitations, health problems, coping with the deaths of friends and other family members, and fear of mental decline, as well as ways that you can help your parent cope. Section 4, "Grief in Adults and In Children," covers both bereavement after a death and anticipatory grief. Anticipatory grief is what you may be feeling as your parent declines in physical and mental health. If your parent is losing his mental faculties, loved ones may be grieving for the lost relationship. Anticipatory grief is a reaction to expected loss. Others who know your parent may also be grieving, including siblings and grandchildren. Section 5, "Documenting Important Decisions," discusses several difficult topics that you may need to address with your parent. There are decisions to be made in many areas. You must think through legal and medical decisions, as well as financial considerations. At some point, you may need to discuss end-of-life care and funeral arrangements. As difficult as the whole process may be, it is essential to begin now. Section 6, "Meaningful Conversations," is a workbook of activities and ideas to help you to make the best of your remaining time and your relationship with your parent.

Saying Goodbye to Someone You Love

Your Emotional Journey Through End of Life and Grief

Author: Norine Dresser,Fredda Wasserman, MA, MPH, LMFT

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781935281788

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 186

View: 1886

Named a 2010 Self Help Best Book by Library Journal Saying Goodbye To Someone You Love consists of moving narratives about end of life and grief. These personal histories are complemented by practical guidelines for those caring for their loved ones through the last stages of life. For those who are grieving, the true-to-life-stories demonstrate how others have navigated through the tidal wave of emotions and reactions that characterize the grief process. For health care professionals and those who are offering support to grievers, Saying Goodbye To Someone You Love provides a new perspective on the challenges of caring for the dying and living with grief. Hundreds of poignant, touching, loving, humorous personal experiences address readers' concerns and curiosity about how others have faced life's final chapter with love and dignity. Specific issues include talking about death, hospice, funerals, grieving, and celebrating life. Saying Goodbye To Someone You Love empowers readers by Bringing compassion and awareness to end of life issues Providing examples of loving care at the moment of death illuminating uncharted territory Demonstrating how others cope Demystifying the grief process Inspiring hope The narratives and advice in Saying Goodbye To Someone You Love benefits family members, friends and health care professionals as they travel the emotional journey through end of life and grief.

Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye

A Do-it-yourself Mouth Care System for Healthy, Clean Gums and Teeth

Author: Ellie Phillips

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1929774672

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 236

View: 8165

You brush, floss, use mouthwashes, and are concerned about the foods you eat, yet you still require fillings or lengthy cleanings at the dentist. In Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye, Dr. Ellie Phillips teaches how anyone can achieve and maintain a truly healthy mouth. Empower yourself as you improve the look and feel of your teeth between dental visits. Your dentist will be amazed at the changes he sees, and you will be thrilled as cavities and gum disease become a thing of the past. Traditional dentistry cannot prevent dental disease. But Ellies do-it-yourself daily routine can. Discover how easy it is to reduce plaque buildup, strengthen tooth enamel, repair small cavities, eliminate tooth sensitivity, and improve your overall oral health. Learn about products that hinder your efforts and the risks of bleaching, dental sealants and the wrong use of fluoride. It is time to achieve healthy, clean teeth and gums and wow your dentist at the next appointment.

From Mom to Me Again

How I Survived My First Empty-Nest Year and Reinvented the Rest of My Life

Author: Melissa Shultz

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492618446

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 1916

Live your best life—even after your kids leave home When her children left for college, Melissa Shultz was certain that she had prepared them well for their new lives-but her own life was a different matter entirely. Her house was empty, her purpose unclear. If her life was no longer dominated by the day-to-day demands of being "Mom," then who exactly was she? And how would she ever move forward? From Mom to Me Again is the story of one woman's reinvention. Shultz's struggle with the empty nest and the transformation of her marriage, friendships, career, and ultimately herself, is part memoir and part self-help guide. Funny, poignant, and practical, this book tells Shultz's personal story and provides valuable advice for readers preparing to send their children off into the world. She shows women that while they'll always be mothers, it's time for them to take center stage in their own lives once again.

Ira Says Goodbye

Author: Bernard Waber

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395584132

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 2519

Ira is surprised to discover that his best friend Reggie feels happy about having to move to a new town.

Your Legacy of Love

Realize the Gift in Goodbye

Author: Gemini Adams

Publisher: Live Consciously

ISBN: 0615193757

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 254

View: 2149

Grief expert, Gemini Adams, wrote this Mom's Choice Gold Award Winning book, "Your Legacy of Love: Realize the Gift in Goodbye" to help others understand that writing a Will simply isn't enough. After losing her Mom to cancer, Gemini quickly discovered that an inheritance of money and material possessions doesn't give surviving family the ongoing support or continued connection they desire. Wondering if her need for a more loving legacy was shared, she started an online survey asking: "What would you prefer if one of your parents died: to inherit their wealth or a letter saying how much they loved you?" Over 90% expressed a wish for the loving letter. In this heartfelt and inspirational book, Gemini explains that our real "wealth" lies not in our Financial Assets, but our Emotional Assets: the stories, lessons, values, wisdom image, voice, laughter and love that makes us who we are. And how this purposeful activity, is not, as some might expect, a morbid task, but one that can bring incredible insight, peace of mind, and healing, especially for those dealing with aging parents, a terminal illness or loss. By capturing and sharing our Emotional Assets in a Legacy of Love, we can leave our children, partners, and grandchildren a precious parting gift, a timeless memento that will surely be treasured forever. Readers will also discover how to: - Write loving letters to gift as future surprises. - Encourage grief recovery for surviving family. - Provide them with ongoing emotional support. - Minimize effects of grief and bereavement. - Guarantee the preservation of special memories. - Capture and record their life story. - Limit stress surrounding end-of-life situations. - Achieve peace of mind and a sense of meaning to life. - Educate themselves and overcome denial about death and dying. - Plan a life celebration or funeral that truly reflects them. Get more information at:

I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye

Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One

Author: Brook Noel,Pamela D Blair

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402234333

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 9278

Now there is a hand to hold... Each year about eight million Americans suffer the death of someone close to them. Now for thse who face the challenges of sudden death, there is a hand to hold, written by two women who have experienced sudden loss. This updated edition of the best-selling bereavement classic will touch, comfort, uplift and console. Authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D. explore sudden death and offers a comforting hand to hold for those who are grieving the sudden death of a loved one. Featured on ABC World News, Fox and Friends and many other shows, this book acts as a touchstone of sanity through difficult times. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye covers such difficult topics as the first few weeks, suicide, death of a child, children and grief, funerals and rituals, physical effects, homicide and depression. New material covers the unique circumstances of loss, men and women's grieving styles, religion and faith, myths and misunderstandings, I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye reflects the shifting face of grief. These pages have offered solace to over eighty thousand people, ranging from seniors to teenagers and from the newly bereaved to those who lost a loved one years ago. Individuals engulfed by the immediate aftermath will find a special chapter covering the first few weeks. Tapping their personal histories and drawing on numerous interviews, authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D, explore unexpected death and its role in the cycle of life. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye provides survivors with a rock-steady anchor from which to weather the storm of pain and begin to rebuild their lives. PRAISE FOR I WASN'T READY TO SAY GOODBYE "I highly recommend this book, not only to the bereaved, but to friends and counselors as well." Helen Fitzgerald, author of The Grieving Child, The Mourning Handbook, and The Grieving Teen "This book, by women who have done their homework on grief... can hold a hand and comfort a soul through grief 's wilderness. Oustanding references of where to see other help." George C. Kandle, Pastoral Psychologist "Finally, you have found a friend who can not only explain what has just occurred, but can take you by the hand and lead you to a place of healing and personal growth. Whether you are dealing with the loss of a family member, a close personal associate or a friend, this guide can help you survive and cope, but even more importantly... heal." The Rebecca Review "For those dealing with the loss of a loved one, or for those who want to help someone who is, this is a highly recommended read." Midwest Book Review

Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter

Author: Kenard Pak

Publisher: Henry Holt Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 1627794166

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5365

"In a simple, cheerful conversation with nature, two young children witness how the season changes from autumn to winter"--

The Self-Aware Parent

Resolving Conflict and Building a Better Bond with Your Child

Author: Fran Walfish

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0230120261

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 5691

A healthy relationship based on mutual trust is every parent's wish. The bond between infant and parent is a natural phenomenon, but as children reach their preteens and form their own personalities, fireworks between the child and parent can ensue. Drawing on 20 years of clinical experience and new theories on attachment, family therapist and consultant to Parents magazine Dr. Fran Walfish argues that parents need to distinguish their own personality types in order to make more informed decisions about how they interact and raise their own children. This step-by-step guide shows parents: * how to recognize the strength and weaknesses of your parenting style and how it affects your child; * the ways your style might clash with your child's nature, and how to negotiate a common ground; * the vital importance of establishing trust with a preteen to better prepare for turbulent teen years. Written with warmth, authority, and wit, Dr. Walfish holds a gentle mirror up to parents and helps them understand themselves in order to create a closer relationship with their child.

Wherever You Are

My Love Will Find You

Author: Nancy Tillman

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 9781429995535

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6402

. . . I wanted you more than you'll ever know, so I sent love to follow wherever you go. . . . Love is the greatest gift we have to give our children. It's the one thing they can carry with them each and every day. If love could take shape it might look something like these heartfelt words and images from the inimitable Nancy Tillman. Here is a book to share with your loved ones, no matter how near or far, young or old, they are.