Death. Be it a family member, pet, friend, acquaintance?
My dd is 14 and had her first loss that she remembers 5 1/2 years ago with my uncle someone she had only met a couple of times. Then my mom passed away 2 weeks later. My mom's death was terribly hard on her. That year we lost 5 family members total 2 on my side and 3 on dh side. We did not go to any of dh families funerals although he went to his grandma's by himself due to school/work and distance. We could not afford for all of us to go.
Now anytime someone or a pet dies she has a total meltdown. I had a friend, whos sister passed away 2 weeks ago and my dd only met her a couple of times and she cried and cried. An older lady from church passed away Thursday, her funeral is Monday, and dd was so upset she couldn't go to school. I have another friend whos mom is like a grandma to my kids, she isnt doing very well either.
It took her years to get over my mom's death, she still has her moments where she boohoo's. I am almost to the point where I don't want to tell her when someone dies and hope that we can keep her occupied at a friends house while we go to the funerals. Is she just overly sensitive or what??? She is not the type of kid who cries just to cry or do things just to get attention. Any suggestions?