Amy Wright Glenn

Talking with children about death


Recording of webinar with Amy Wright Glenn 


“Our love for our children is deep, instinctual and pervasive. We want to protect them from danger, and death is seen as the most permanent and terrifying danger. Throughout time, parents have given their lives to protect their children. We do so much to push death far, far away that, unfortunately, we forget that talking about death is actually very important.”

~Amy Wright Glenn, writing for the PhillyVoice


Author, mother, hospital chaplain, and teacher Amy Wright Glenn reflects often upon how parents can most compassionately and honestly approach the topic of death in conversation with their children. Amy has written on the topic for PhillyVoice and has provided private consultation to parents on the topic in her work. Purchase access of an online webinar she recorded on the topic of how we can best talk with our children about death.

Parents, grandparents, educators, and all who work with children and/or reflect deeply on the topic of how death/dying is approached in our culture will find this presentation particularly moving.

Learn more about purchasing access to this recording by contacting Amy.


Amy Wright Glenn earned her MA in Religion and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Amy is a (CD)DONA birth doula, hospital chaplain, and founder of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death. Amy is a regular contributor to PhillyVoice and is the author of Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula and the forthcoming book Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go published by Parallax Press and available in bookstores this fall.