By Gertrude Chandler Warner
Benny Alden has just one greenback to spend on Grandfather's birthday current. yet every thing he unearths both expenses an excessive amount of or isn't really a lot enjoyable. Then Benny, his pal Michael, and his puppy, Watch, listen Grandfather speaking to the baker, and abruptly Benny has an idea that's splendid!
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Additional resources for A Present for Grandfather (The Boxcar Children: The Adventures of Benny and Watch, Book 2)
ALLOW yOUr FrIENd TO Cry. • Tears are a natural cleansing and healing mechanism. It’s OK to cry. In fact, it’s good to cry when you feel like it. Plus, tears are a form of mourning. They are sacred! • Most people are uncomfortable when others cry in their presence. For the sake of your friend, try not to be one of those people. • If your friend cries when you’re with her, resist the urge to hand her a Kleenex or hug her right away. Though loving and well-intended, both of these responses tend to send the message that you’d like her to stop crying.
Include a supportive note and mail it or drop it off today. 19. bE AWArE THAT yOUr FrIENd’s GrIEF AFFECTs HEr bOdy, HEArT, sOCIAL sELF ANd sPIrIT. • Grief is physically demanding. The body responds to the stress of the encounter and the immune system can weaken. Mourners are more susceptible to illness and physical discomforts. They also typically feel highly fatigued. • The emotional toll of grief is complex and painful. Mourners often feel many different feelings, and those feelings can shift and blur over time.
REACH OUT ANd TOUCH. • For many people, physical contact with another human being is healing. It has been recognized since ancient times as having transformative, healing powers. • Have you hugged your mourning friend lately? Held her hand? Put your arm around him? • Consider hugging your friend every time you see her. This little ritual will convey how much you care more than words ever could. • Pay attention to body language. If your friend stiffens or moves away when you touch, don’t continue.
A Present for Grandfather (The Boxcar Children: The Adventures of Benny and Watch, Book 2) by Gertrude Chandler Warner