Everyone feels upset when someone dies, especially when children are left behind. Yet, despite concern and sympathy, it can be hard to know what to say to the children. This book helps us to take a child’s eye view. It explains how the child’s understanding of death develops and gives practical advice on helping both grieving children and children who are themselves dying. 'What do I say to a child who is grieving?' This sympathetic and practical book will help adults to take a child's eye view of death, and provides practical advice on how to help them come to terms with it. Janet Goodall writes from many years’ experience as a consultant paediatrician. She illustrates the development of the child’s spiritual understanding with moving incidents from her work with families of terminally ill children.