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Published: June 14, 2019

Helping Children Understand Loss

If someone in your family has passed away, it can become very difficult to explain this to your child. It isn't uncommon for many adults to avoid discussing these topics with their kids. However, it is very necessary that you have these conversations with your children regardless of how awkward it may be for you.

Things You Can Do To Help Children Understand Loss

It can be extremely difficult to discuss death with children. But it is necessary that you be proactive with bringing up the topic and explain what has happened, to them.

While you are discussing this with your child, make sure that you do not scare him or her. Impress upon their mind that death is a very normal aspect of life and not something that they need to fear.

Once children grow up, they will have to face similar situations and need to have the right idea about what death is and what it means. Parents should make it a point to discuss these topics whenever the opportunity presents itself. For example, if you see a bird or some other animal lying dead in a garden or your yard, explain death to your child. Doing this will help them understand what it means, and they will be able to relate to the concept of death in a better way.

It is best to stay away from philosophy and explain what death is, in very simple terms. The child needs to understand that death means the person will not return.

Like anything else, death is a part of life. Taking his well-balanced approach is the best way to make sure that your child has a proper understanding of what death is. If you want to know anything about our funeral services, don’t hesitate to contact us at The Jerry Spears Company. Our team will be happy to help.

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