Released: April 30, 2012
Publisher: Baker's Dozen Press
Age Group: Children's
Pages: 45 pages
Sometimes it can be difficult to know how to talk with a child about the illness or death of a parent. I Remember Mommy s Smile offers parents and other caregivers an opportunity to open the door to dialogue.
I Remember Mommy's Smile is a wonderful book based on the author's own experiences as a child to help children deal with family or loved ones who have cancer and/or other diseases and possibly die from. It lets them understand that it's okay to express your feelings and it's okay to be angry, sad, and mad. It's just all a part of the grieving process that we as adults sometimes find difficult to explain to children. Heck it's hard for us to explain to ourself much less a little one!
The book touches on what it's like to have a sick family member living at home and having to care for them. It goes over times when the loved one is so sick why they can't play and do things with us they once did. And it ultimately ends in the loved ones death and how it's okay to not want to feel better and how it takes time to pick the pieces back up and go on with your own life and that you will always have your loved one in your heart.
I can't even imagine a child having to go thru this but obviously it happens every day someplace in the world. As an adult it is hard to go thru the motions having a sick loved one and knowing things are not going to get any better and then when they die how devasting we feel but just having to imagie a small child having to deal with this just breaks my heart even more.