No one, no matter what their experiences or profession can say how to grieve, and
this is not the aim of Understanding Differences, what UD can offer to people who
are grieving, be it a parent, children or friends is to provide information and experiences
to show that no one is alone, everyone must grieve in their own way but by providing
information and experiences UD hopes to show that it’s not necessary to shut oneself
away or avoid people.
Our way of doing this is to provide a variety of books and publications along with
a forum which it is hoped will give people an wider understanding of the grieving
process. Also the information and books provided are there to help families and
friends who simply don’t know what to say to a grieving person, and would normally
avoid the person or subject.
With respect to children many books are aimed at offering different approaches when
explaining the process of death to a child, including books designed specifically
for a child to read, just as with adults, children will deal with the subject in
various ways and there is no right or wrong way to explain the situation to a child.
However by reading and books and talking to others, adults and children alike can
then make their own choices,
It is not necessary to simply hide children away from bereavement, and we provide
many books for both parents and children to read together, so both can have a chance
to discuss their feeling while in a slightly more relaxed atmosphere of reading a