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Talking with Children about Death

About Death: A Unitarian Universalist Book for Kids. About Death presents a gentle, yet unsentimental, story about how a family deals with the death of their beloved dog. The story is followed by a series of questions a child might pose about death and its aftermath, particularly the rituals and cultural customs that accompany the death of a person. The answers to these questions, like the story that proceeds them, are frank and respectful of the child's curiosity. At the same time, both the story and the questions are illustrated by lovely watercolors that say, without words, yes, death makes us sad. A short poem that follows reminds us that death is a part of life. Ages 5 and up.

Unitarian Universalist Family Resources

The Unitarian Universalist Association website offers a resource page dedicated to families and various issues such as Unitarian Universalist faith development, rituals to use at home, adoption, and how to talk with children about death and loss.

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