Psychopedagogue Camila Capel launches practical guide to help parents in the family mourning process
Education specialist, Camila Capel, has just launched an essential work for parents and guardians who face the delicate challenge of addressing grief with children and adolescents. The book, titled “Let’s talk about life?”, is an authentic account based on the author’s personal experiences, and aims to be a practical guide for those seeking guidance on how to deal with the loss of loved ones, while carrying out their educational role.
Death is an intricately complex topic, especially when parents and children experience grief simultaneously. Capel’s work emerges as a valuable resource, providing strategies and insights on how to support young people during this challenging time, and at the same time, how to deal with their own pain. With training in psychopedagogy and specialization in Waldorf pedagogy, Capel approaches the topic with the necessary sensitivity and depth, providing guidance on the best practices for communicating a family loss to a child, answering their natural doubts about the topic and expressing the feelings involved in the situation.
The author emphasizes the importance of establishing a relationship of continuity with those who left, recognizing that, in some way, they continue to live within us. “Remembering the good moments, exalting qualities and recognizing the positive characteristics that we carry within ourselves creates a sense of continuity and belonging”, highlights Capel in a striking excerpt from the work.
In addition to “Let’s talk about life?”, Camila Capel also offers support to parents through the children’s book “A Mala do Opa”. Inspired by her own experience when explaining the loss of a loved one to her young daughter, Capel approaches the topic of death from a playful perspective, suitable for children, providing clarification on farewell rituals and the longing felt by those who remain.
This launch is an indispensable tool for parents, educators and caregivers, facilitating dialogue about death and grief, and helping to build an environment of support and understanding for new generations.