October 27, 2021
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Books by Judy Strong

A Child's Grief
A Child's Grief:
Surviving the Death
of a Parent



No Time to Grieve
No Time to Grieve
A Survivor's Guide to
Loss and Healing



Praise for A Child’s Grief: Surviving the Death of a Parent

As an adult who lost her mother at 14, I offer kudos to Judy Strong for her compassionate look at the needs of grieving children. Society’s “no talk” approach to parent loss needs to change, and Judy Strong’s book is an excellent resource for enlightening caring adults about how to create that change. Understanding and responding well to a child’s grief is vital to his future mental health and happiness. Strong’s children experienced the loss of their dad, and through helping her children through the valley of grief, she discovered what kids need to grow up feeling whole. I wish this book had been around for my relatives to read when I was a kid!

Tina Feigal, M.S., Ed.
Parent Coach and Author of The Pocket Coach for Parents: Your Two-Week Guide to a Dramatically Improved Life With Your Intense Child

Judy Strong discusses a difficult topic with the voice of experience and a gentle straightforwardness. In an easily accessible style the book presents information from professionals, as well as Strong’s own life experience, about what grieving children need to find their way back from sorrow. To help others understand children’s reactions to a parent’s death, Strong also provides many examples of the behaviors children who are grieving may exhibit. A Child’s Grief: Surviving The Death of A Parent will be a great resource to anyone—parents, family members, friends, teachers, counselors — who wants to understand how children grieve and to know how to support children during their journey of bereavement.

Mary Linda Sather, Educator and Author of Boo Boo Bear’s Mission: The True Story of a Teddy Bear’s Adventures in Iraq

A resource for bereaved children and adults who care for them

A Child’s Grief is a small sensitively written handbook that packs a valuable range of resources for those working to comfort bereaved children into a compact form. (5.0 out of 5 stars) Read More…

By Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI), March 9, 2010

You must have this book

As a psychologist and online Psychology Instructor, this is a topic that I will address with my students and will recommend this book to all of them. This is a short, fast read that is easy to understand. Mark what you read and then discuss it with your family. None of us want to see a loved one pass, but it happens every day and we need to prepare for it. Author Judy Strong has done a very remarkable job in “A Child’s Grief: Surviving the Death of a Parent.” (5.0 out of 5 stars) Read more…

Reviewed by Carol Hoyer, PhD, for Reader Views

A gentle, optimistic book about the resolution that is possible when we lead children through the grieving process.

Strong hopes that adults will educate children about death and grieving before they actually lose a family member, this book would be very accessible to a parent who is grieving the loss of his or her partner. It is gentle, encouraging, and easy to follow. The length would be just right for someone who is seeking guidance but is also overwhelmed with managing day-to-day tasks after suddenly becoming a single parent. (5.0 out of 5 stars) Read more…

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