One of my best friends just passed. Her son and my son are best buddies. They are 6.
I don't know how to tell him and what to tell him.
Advice please...before I go pick him up.....
Answer by Soniam301 at 6:05 PM on May. 25, 2010
Answer by coala at 4:15 PM on May. 25, 2010
You mean died. Say died. Don't use other words so he is sure what happened. Don't say sleeping so he isn't afraid of sleeping. I don't think you should say things like god or Jesus took her away. I think that would be a horrible god or Jesus. I also don't think that you should tell him she is an angel, that's inaccurate even if you are Christian. Angels aren't dead humans. I wouldn't tell him she is watching him from heaven. I'm big on truth and again that's not Biblical and can be scary to a small child.
Explain dead and how it's forever. Let him know what's going to happen and what's going to happen to him. Let him ask questions.
Answer by Gailll at 4:16 PM on May. 25, 2010
I personally would not say anything to him. I would say something when I had to.
Answer by louise2 at 4:23 PM on May. 25, 2010
Answer by happy2bmom25 at 4:30 PM on May. 25, 2010