Your child helps the main character, Perry, deal with the grief and loss of losing his cockatoo, Comet. Together, they come up with ideas and activities to use in your own specific situation.
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Here are a few ideas from our experts to help smooth the road ahead as you deal with the loss of a loved one.
At the back of each book is a page just for the grown-ups to explain what a child’s needs and concerns may be and practical ideas for you to support them through each situation. With a little extra help during these big moments, a daunting experience can become an empowering one.
Help your child make memories of special times they've shared with their loved one. They could draw, paint or print photographs so the memories can always be enjoyed.
Take care of you
Your child will be looking to you for cues about how they should behave. Take good care of your emotional well-being to role model the importance of self-care.
Create a loving environment
Be physically present as much as possible and create a loving, secure environment where your child is around people they trust.
Use simple language
Young children may not understand the concept and permanence of death. Use simple, factual language to satisfy their need for understanding.
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