Well my son just turned 4 year old and 3 days ago he had a major melt down that lasted about 30 minutes. He just kept rambling on and on about how he doesn't want to die. He said something about dying and DH said that everyone dies sometime and that started it! I am not sure where it even came from since no one close to us or any animals have died. He goes to preschool so he may have picked it up there.
We are pantheist and do not believe in heaven/hell or God as a being or reincarnation, but he kept asking if he would come back to live after dying and DH finally said that some people believe you do, but we don't know for sure. He has continued to bring this up at least 3-4 times a day since then, but not nearly as bad as the first time. Any ideas on how to get him over the fear of dying?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:28 AM on Jun. 18, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
I don't know if this link will help you at all... but it may have bits and pieces there that may help you talk to your 4 yr old..
I have an 8 yr old and he witnessed his gp(my dh) collaspe in a public place right after his final chemo treatment and (tho I know you situtation is much much more different and calmer) but death became a topic for him then... he realized that we all do die sometime, but to see it was different for him (dh did not die ) so maybe this website might have a suggestion or two for you to use...
Hugs to your little one...
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