Helping Children with Loss & The Day the Sea Went Out and Never Came Back
A guidebook to help children who:
- Are suffering from the pain of loss or separation from someone or something they love deeply
- Have had a parent, relative or important friend leave or die
- Are obsessed with their absent parent
- Have lost someone they love, but have never really mourned
- Are trying to manage all their painful feelings of loss by themselves
- Feel that they have lost the love of someone they love deeply
- Are suffering from separation anxiety
- Are adopted or fostered children who miss their birth parent terribly.
A story for children who have lost someone they love. Eric is a sand dragon who loves the sea very much. Each day, he watches it going out and coming back. But one day, the sea goes out and does not come back. Eric falls on the sand in terrible pain. It feels to him as if he has lost everything. After a while, Eric saves a wild flower by giving it some water. He starts to make a beautiful rock pool garden and, as he does, he finds the courage to feel the full pain of his loss, instead of closing his heart.He realises that his memories of his precious sea are like a special kind of treasure in his mind, a treasure he will never lose.