Apparently I had a lot of thoughts on the upcoming Harry Potter Book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" and the possible impact a death of any of these fictional character friends may have on young readers. As parents we'd like to shelter our children from the pain of dealing with a death.
More on Helping Children Cope with the Death of a Friend
After writing yesterday's post on Children are likely to Grieve Over Any Deaths in the Latest Harry Potter Book for this blog more from the position of a grief and loss expert, I contributed some additional thoughts on Helping Children Cope if Harry Potter Dies for the Type-A Mom site, more from the position of being a concerned parent, who is also a grief and loss expert.
This newest blog includes more reasons for concern, why the death of Harry Potter is a big deal along with the Tips for Helping Children Deal with the Death of a Beloved Fictional Friend.
Helping Children Cope with Death and Dying
Perhaps the important thing for parent to remember in the likelihood that several of these characters dies is to try and support your child and help him or her cope with the loss of a friend.
Much as we might like to shelter our children from the realities of death and dying as a parent, the reality is death is a part of life. Last spring, my daughters had to cope with the death of their grandfather.
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Dyer KA. Helping Children Cope if Harry Potter Dies. Type-A Mom Site. July 19, 2007.
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