they went out shopping with you for baby clothes,they picked out the stroller,baby bag,even to the teeny weeny shoes,boasted to all their friends "my mommy's gonna have a baby".how do you tell them the baby died and not scar them for life?
Answer by Adelicious at 12:12 AM on Feb. 23, 2010
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Answer by Freela at 10:18 PM on Feb. 22, 2010
Before my mom died last year, we asked the social worker how to explain to our kids (all between the ages of 1 year and 3 years) about their grandmother passing.
Here is what she told us:
-use the word died and cancer (what mom died of)...or whatever the disease was
-don't say things like "her tummy hurt" or "she's sleeping" that can cause the kids to worry
-be open and honest with the kids, cry in front of them if you are sad
-answer their questions as honestly as possible
-take them to the funeral but have a buddy for them (a close friend for example...my sister had her in-laws there for all the kids)
I'm sorry you are going through this and I hope this helps.
Answer by jms124 at 10:45 PM on Feb. 22, 2010
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