A young woman all my children know and like passed away. I've never dealt with this and am not sure how to explain it to them. I've got an 8 yr old, two 7 yr olds, two 5 yr olds and a 20 month old. Should I do this separately and then say what to them? And expect what response? :SAnswer Question
Answer by CarolynBarnett at 3:21 PM on Nov. 11, 2008
Answer by Apr1l at 3:22 PM on Nov. 11, 2008
depends on how she died. obviously the 20 month won't understand, and the 5 yo is a maybe, but the 7 and 8 yo will. when the person is sick and dies naturally, I tell mine that their body got so tired they couldn't use it anymore, and their spirit went out of it and up to heaven. if they were killed unexpectedly, I will tell them a watered down version, ie she was hurt by a car and her body was broken so much she couldn't use it anymore. you get the theme. I let my children know that this is only one part of their lives, the one here on earth, and that it's ok to die bc their spirit goes to heaven.
Answer by teri4lance at 3:25 PM on Nov. 11, 2008
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