Press Release (ePRNews.com) - PHILADELPHIA - Feb 19, 2019 - Missing Mommy is an important book and tool used as an educational coping strategy for grief and loss. For children, death can be a scary, confusing event and they may not understand quite what’s happening. Having dealt with loss personally, writer and illustrator Anawyu wrote Missing Mommy as a celebration of life, love, and family to help others gain strength after losing a loved one.
Meet Ana and Reggie. Ana is a 14-year-old girl and Reggie is her 6-year-old little brother who have both recently lost their mother. Reggie, due to his young age, is inconsolable, but with Ana’s comforting stories and positive thoughts, has a reason to smile again. Fast forward a few years later and Ana has turned her grief into a book to share with people who need help understanding and overcoming despair, especially those in her community.
The loss of a parent as a child is much harder than it is as an adult because it often comes unexpectedly and out of nowhere. It is important for a child to resolve his or her sense of loss in order to be able to have healthy relationships with others in the future. Missing Mommy helps shed light on the ups and downs of family life while focusing on the positive impact that a strong family foundation has on one’s character.
When helping children deal with death, one should give their child plenty of hugs and kisses. Grief can be an extremely lonely reality for children so it’s important that they continue to feel looked after and cared for after experiencing loss. Get children moving forward in school, at home, and in the community with the important lessons in Missing Mommy!
Anybody who has experienced a death in the family knows that there are no concrete instructions for initiating the grieving process. For children, this grief may be overwhelming, which is why Missing Mommy is a leading book for children to learn healthy coping mechanisms. As the go-to bereavement book, Missing Mommy will help children to not only understand death but to also help them through each stage of grief so they can return back to their normal lives.
While it’s painful to even think about losing a loved one or a family member, it’s even more painful to be unprepared for death. Not every parent has the tools to help their child cope with loss, which is where Missing Mommy comes in. No bookshelf is complete without a copy. Give children the tools they need with Anawyu’s Missing Mommy today!