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Your thoughts on age and death.

If your childs dad died (your husband), Would you rather your child was young enough not to remember therefore not feel sad or old enough to have had a relationship and remember him but also hurting because he missed him so much? I did not put this in the WYR section because this is of a more serious tone not a fun question. Your thoughts on this please.
I'm glad my son did not have to go through serious sadness but I'm upset that he will not remember him and how much he loved him except for what I tell him.


Asked by Shines3 at 12:10 PM on Nov. 2, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • i would rather my ds know/remember/grieve the loss of his father. life and death are natural occurances, and experiencing death will help him cope with loss of life's lesser issues as he matures into adulthood. also, it could make him more sympathetic towards others when/if they suffer loss of a parent..or any loved one.

    Answer by dullscissors at 12:15 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • hugs


    Answer by ballewal at 12:13 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • I would rather him to have a relationship with his father to know him and have lots of good memories with him. It will hurt but he will also cherish the memories they made together.

    Answer by Alisim at 1:39 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • *occurrences


    Answer by dullscissors at 12:17 PM on Nov. 2, 2010