My son and I encountered a dead Opossum in the street a week ago and it opened up a door I was hoping to avoid for a short while. I have wanted to be very "matter of fact" and "it's part of life" in regards to death...and but I also didn't want to discuss TOO much, as he is young. I tried to only answer what he asked and not feed any unnecessary information to him.
How have other families dealt with this in a young child?
(My son is 3, so he did have interest in asking about it and saw that I tried to keep him from getting too close or looking at the body too much).
Answer by MrsLeftlane at 12:38 PM on May. 16, 2011
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:39 PM on May. 16, 2011
Answer by dullscissors at 12:42 PM on May. 16, 2011
Answer by ImaginationMama at 12:44 PM on May. 16, 2011
Answer by mom_to_kenzie at 5:43 PM on May. 17, 2011