My son that is almost 4 is with his grandparents this weekend. My parents have to go to a funeral visitation. They want to take my som with him. I told them I thought it would freak him out. My husband and I have never talked to him about death. Anyway, my dad responded by telling me he has to experience it at some point. He said there would be other little kids there. I just think he's way too young. Maybe with him being so young, he won't understand. I just don't know what to do! Advice...Answer Question
Answer by zperez0809 at 8:58 AM on Jan. 23, 2011
Answer by 4xsthetrouble at 8:59 AM on Jan. 23, 2011
Answer by lambdarose at 9:08 AM on Jan. 23, 2011
IMO it's really something he should experience with you and your SO. There is no real need for him to be at this one. Your family needs to do what you feel comfortable with.
Answer by elizabr at 9:08 AM on Jan. 23, 2011
All of my kids have been exposed to family deaths at young ages. Your son will have to deal with it at some point. Kids are much faster to understand things than some people give then credit for. Could it freak him out, sure...I know adults that don't handle funerals well. My husband and I have always thought that it's important for our kids to understand life has ups and downs. We want to be sure that they are prepared for life and as sad as it is....death is a part of life. What you choose to teach your son and when is up to you, but try to think about the learning possibilities of the situation as well.
Answer by how_reb at 9:12 AM on Jan. 23, 2011
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