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Children and Pet Loss: A Guide for Helping

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This guide is a practical tool for understanding children’s attachment to their pets and the significance of their loss; understanding the child’s concept of death; recognizing how children grieve; encouraging the child’s successful grieving; knowing when and whether to suggest getting another pet; recognizing loss as a valuable lesson about life; and knowing which books are recommended for grieving children.
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The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB)