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Would you bring your young children to a funeral?

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KimmyDaring

Asked by KimmyDaring at 1:03 PM on Mar. 13, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • No, I wouldn't.
    3libras

    Answer by 3libras at 1:03 PM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • Depends on who died. When my FIL dies I brought my 6 month old and 2 year old because that was their grandpa. If my cousin or friend died and they really didn't know them I wouldn't.
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 1:04 PM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • died*
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 1:04 PM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • Yes
    funlovinlady

    Answer by funlovinlady at 1:05 PM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • what is young? I would say most likely not.
    jerseydiva

    Answer by jerseydiva at 1:07 PM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • Probably not younger than 4-5 unless it was an immediate relative (their dad or a sibling) and then only for family or very close friends. I would wait until 10 or so for others.
    My dad passed away when I was 7. My younger brother was 4 and didn't understand what was going on - so except for appearances there was no reason for him to be there.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 1:07 PM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • Yes. Death is part of life, I wouldn't hide it from her.
    anestheticsex

    Answer by anestheticsex at 1:08 PM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • The only time I would is if I was bfing but I wouldn't if I had another choice
    rachel216

    Answer by rachel216 at 1:09 PM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • My Son was 5 when my Dad died. He didn't go to the funeral home (open casket) but we took him to the cemetery for the burial. He handled it fine. It depends on the kid I guess & who died.

    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 1:10 PM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • No, it is traumatic for a young child....
    older

    Answer by older at 1:10 PM on Mar. 13, 2013

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