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Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Keywords

Children and death, Parents--Death; Bereavement in children; Scrapbooks;

Abstract

Research shows that the biggest influences of a child’s concept of death are age and cognitive development (Wilken & Powell, 1996). Research also agrees that the age range of 7 to 9 years old is when children begin to have a true understanding of death (Kane, 1979). Each child who experiences the death of a parent will grieve in his or her own way. The closer the relationship between the child and parent, the more profound the impact will be on the surviving child. One way a child can keep a connection to the deceased parent is by completing a memory book about that parent. Remember Me Always, Love You Forever was created for children ages 4-10 as a resource to help the child remember his or her mother. By using the five senses, even a young child can be prompted to recall memories of a parent that can be a comfort throughout his or her lifetime. The purpose of this project was to create a research based memory book that prompts the user to recall memories about his or her deceased mother.

Date of Award

2009

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Division of School Library Studies

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Date Original

2009

Object Description

52 p.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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