im contemplating whether or not to take my 4 year old to the Wake of my husband's grandfather. she's very inquisitive and aware and i don't know how seeing a dead body, especially of someone she knew and loved very much, would affect her. the Wake will be open casket. our other children are almost 2 and almost 1 so they won't have any questions. hubby and i agreed we will take them all to the funeral, if she has any questions there i'll try my best to explain on her level about life and death. the only reason i'm concerned about her at the Wake is the fact it will be open casket. i'm afraid it could traumatize her? and i don't even know how to go about explaining all of this to her, the only death we've ever dealt with in the family since she's been alive was my own grandfather who passed 3 years ago when she hadn't even turned one yet. i'll just have to take the questions as they come...
Answer by CarriePM at 8:30 AM on Nov. 28, 2010
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Answer by elizabr at 10:33 AM on Nov. 28, 2010
No, it would be to much at once for the little one. Give yourself a break and piece of mind to leave the tike with someone who you trust.
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