Living & Loving: Life Together as Christ’s Family
– a series of informal gatherings
facilitator: Deacon Jean Hite
Children’s Spirituality and Pastoral Care.
Among the books we’ll look at as a starting point for discussion is
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf by Leo Buscaglia (pub. Slack Inc.).
Resources used for discussion of Children’s Pastoral Care:
Buscaglia, Leo. The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated, 1982.
Bahr, Mary. Illustrated by Karen A. Jerome. If Nathan Were Here. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2000.
Bahr, Mary, and Cunningham, David. The Memory Box. Park Ridge, IL: Albert Whitman & Company, 1992.
Brown, Laurie Krasny, and Brown, Marc. Dinosaurs Divorce. Nashville: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 1988.
Bergren, Lisa Tawn and Bryant, Laura J. God Gave Us Two. Colorado Springs: WaterBrook Press, 2001. (In the series God Gave us You, God Gave us Love, God Gave us Christmas, God Gave us the World, God Gave us so Much, et. al.)
Hodge, John and Aitken, Susan. Finding Grandpa Everywhere: A Young Child Discovers Memories of a Grandparent. Omaha, Ne.: Centering Corporation, 1998.
Moll, Roger K. Sleepless Nights: The First Ten Years. Nashville: Keller Publishing, 2007.
Online Resources for Children, Death and Grieving:
Children’s Understanding of Death (includes perceptions by age levels)
Online Resources – Divorce
Dealing with Divorce (YouTube)
Online Resources – Bullying