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I'm Dr. Karen Petty

Hey there! This haven for those of you who need help talking with your kids about death and dying. It is based on my new book, Kids and Grief: Talking with Children about Death & Dying which is now available on Amazon and other online book retailers. This is a place where you can soon find a community of others just like you. While I am not a counselor or therapist, I know something about talking with children and their development.

Here's a little bit about me:

I am a recently retired professor (Emerita) and department chair from Texas Woman's University, Family Sciences where I taught for over 20 years. 

I have traveled extensively, in the US and around the world, training caregivers/staff on US Air Force Installations who care for children and am the author of two other books: Deployment: Strategies for Working with Kids in Military Families and  Developmental Milestones of Young Children.

Education: PhD in Early Childhood Development from Texas A&M University; M.Ed Early Childhood Education &  B.S Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood, Stephen F. Austin State University. 

Many years teaching children in Texas public schools and teaching about them in a university setting as well as my resilience research have brought me here.

Let me help! Join us as we navigate children and grief together.

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