Learning Together How to Talk about Grief and Loss
For Parents and Kids
Talking to a child about death is one of the most difficult conversations you could ever have. They have so many questions and you don't have all the answers.
You are learning to cope and express your grief at the same time as the children in your life.
You learn how to remember a loved one, cope with new feelings and emotions, and share your experiences in a healthy way.
Being Present Makes a Difference
Sometimes we just need space. Space to think. Space to feel. Space to express ourselves. Kids are the same way. They need a safe space to understand what losing a loved one is like.
They may not know how to process these new emotions and they are looking for someone to walk them through it.
A story like Jurni can create opportunity for children to express themselves and explore their newfound feelings.
The confusion, pain, and shock of tragedy affects us all, no matter how old we are. After losing her mother, Jurni's dad urges her to look up at the starlit night sky, and explains that her mother will always be up in the stars.
From that moment on, Jurni is set on a course to reach the stars she sees from below. Her mission: becoming an astronaut to be close to her mother again.
The only hurdle in Jurni's way is winning a local NASA science competition that could pave the way for her biggest dream.
Join Jurni as she embarks on a quest that will give her a deeper knowledge of her own ability to survive the pain of personal loss.
Where to Find Jurni
You can also find the hardcover of Jurni at these major retailers.
- ASIN: B08CG5CYSL
- Age Range: 4-7
- Publisher: Mascot Books
- Publication date: July 5, 2020
- Language: English
- File size: 17473 KB
- Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
- Enhanced typesetting: Not Enabled
- X-Ray: Not Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Print length: 19 pages
Good for the younger kids
I wasn't sure if the story would be right for my 4 year old since we haven't talked much about death. No close losses in the family since having our youngest. But, now it's her favorite book. Yes, it's sad...but it gave us the opportunity to talk as a family about grief.
Well Rounded Book
It’s a well rounded book to help kids understand grief. I really like the vivid illustrations.
What a great book, I cannot rave about it enough. Grief is difficult for most people to deal with, but can be harder for children to process. We all deal with the loss of our loved ones in different ways but we rarely think about how children process it. Jurni is a beautiful, touching story of a strong girl on a mission to see her mom again. This was such a great book to read with my nieces after our family experienced loss. I highly recommend this book and the artwork is amazing!
A conversation starter
This book is incredible. It is simple to read to kids and the images really help to keep their attention. It's a great book for starting conversations about death and how to start processing the emotions associated with that.
Awesome book for kids!
I purchased this book for my daughters when my uncle passed away. They liked it so much I had to purchase another so they didn’t have to share. This is a great book for any kid trying to process grief.
I bought this book for my little nephew after he lost his older brother. Now it's his favorite book.