Who We Are
Dr. Emily McClatchey is a psychologist and mother of three young children in Cambridge, MA. She has spent many years working with kids: in schools; in the Peace Corps; through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network; and as a child and family therapist.
Children & Loss: What To Know
Adults typically respond two ways to a child's loss: either total silence because they are concerned they could upset the child further, or fawning sentimentality that may comfort the adult, but can confuse a kid who doesn't know how to express what they are feeling.
Read Dr. McClatchey's recommendations for healing books that can become valuable parts of a child's life and wellbeing. Many times a great book can answer difficult questions that are hard to answer ourselves.