My son is 9. Yesterday and the day before, he told me that he couldn't stop thinking about death. When I asked him what he thought when he thought about death, he said he thought of him dying and losing all his stuff. He's a happy kid in general, and he seems just as happy as always, no depression or sadness. There's nothing that indicates any obsession with death to me - he's not playing violent video games or looking anything up online about death, not talking to people about it. Just two random comments that he can't stop thinking about it (so far).
We haven't had any deaths among friends or family recently, but we did have to put our dog down a couple of weeks ago.
Is this just a normal part of getting beyond the death of a pet or something/someone close to you? Or should I be concerned?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:43 AM on Aug. 5, 2013 in Tweens (9-12)
Answer by BeaverHouse at 8:33 AM on Aug. 5, 2013
Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 9:38 AM on Aug. 5, 2013
Death of a pet is just a traumatizing to people/kids as if it was a friend or family member. It is normal. Part of the grieving process
Answer by louise2 at 10:02 AM on Aug. 5, 2013
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 10:56 AM on Aug. 5, 2013
Answer by Mermaid65 at 11:59 AM on Aug. 5, 2013
Answer by mrsmom110 at 12:16 PM on Aug. 5, 2013