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Posted by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 11:50 PM
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So my dd witnessed my motherinlaws sister have a heart attack, saw when everything including helping my motherinlaw by calling 911. (my.dd is 8) do you think it would be a bad idea for her to attended the funeral and burial? It was hard enough to see all what she saw that day
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HoustonTx
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 11:53 PM
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kels1023
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 11:54 PM
I don't think so. Maybe ask her how she feels about it?
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Seagodess
by Silver Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 11:54 PM

I dont think it would be a bad idea. Unless she said she didn't want to go. If there will be a viewing of the body, I wouldn't suggest letting her see it, but being at the service should be fine. She did a wonderful thing by helping and calling 911, and needs to make sure she knows what she did was very brave.

HoustonTx
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 11:55 PM
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HIJKLM
by Gold Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 11:55 PM
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I'd ask her. It might be more trauma or it might give closure.
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berlgirl1224
by Gold Member on Apr. 6, 2013 at 12:02 AM
I don't know if it makes a difference that they weren't there but my boys were 6 and 8 and attended my father in laws service(he was cremated). But we talked openly with them about the process if cremation and what had happened to grandpa (also a heart attack). It's up to you on whether you think she's old enough and strong enough to handle it
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berlgirl1224
by Gold Member on Apr. 6, 2013 at 12:03 AM
I mean weren't there when he had his heart attack, sorry


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I don't know if it makes a difference that they weren't there but my boys were 6 and 8 and attended my father in laws service(he was cremated). But we talked openly with them about the process if cremation and what had happened to grandpa (also a heart attack). It's up to you on whether you think she's old enough and strong enough to handle it

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Tiffany_AvonRep
by on Apr. 6, 2013 at 12:04 AM
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Explain to her what a funeral is and let her make the decision. If she does want to go, I wouldn't advise letting her see inside the casket.

Martina70
by on Apr. 6, 2013 at 12:08 AM

I think you lcan eave up to her. 

My condolences to your family. 

Marimaru
by on Apr. 6, 2013 at 12:55 AM

If she knows them and is close to them yes.  If not, then I wouldn't have her go just for the sake of going.

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