My 6 year old daughter just had her first lesson on the permanece of death with her first pet- our dog. A terrible accident while she was at school in which I accidentally ran over the 15 year old dog- killing it instantly. She took it as well as could be expected, but it was hard on us all. Since then, she has been terribly clingy and not wanting to be far away from me.
The following week, I was injured in a horse riding accident and broke my leg so badly that I had to be hospitalized and required surgery. I was away from home for 2 days, but I am now home. Before these two incidents, she loved school and had no problem with being away from me..Now she cries when she leaves the house and is really very sad at school..She has tried several times to get sent home "sick"..
I try to make sure the time she is here with me is special, but I am still in pain and have limited movement. Any suggestions?
Answer by Steff107 at 4:43 PM on Mar. 23, 2009
Answer by mom2twobabes at 4:50 PM on Mar. 23, 2009
Contact your school and ask to speak to the counselor or school psychologist. Explain to them exactly what you just posted. They can help you both work through all this. It is very important that she gets some help. It can effect the way she deals with death and loss later on.
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 4:58 PM on Mar. 23, 2009
Answer by preciousfamily at 12:44 AM on Mar. 24, 2009