My Memory Book is a booklet that can be used when a child returns to school after suffering a loss. It is a guide to help children through grieving and understanding their emotions around death.
There are five parts to this booklet:
1. What is grief?
It can be so hard for a child to come back to school and if this booklet can help them in any way, it’s definitely worth it.
DISCLAIMER: I am in no way an expert on grief or bereavement. I created this booklet from personal experiences, which I adapted to suit younger children, conversations with teachers and my own personal research. Please discuss with school principals before distributing this booklet as there may already be a procedure in place for this matter. It is also important that you contact parents/guardians of the child for their consent before giving out the booklet. They may wish to review it first, complete it with their child or ask to modify language used.