My 5 year old is so fascinated with death. My stepmom's mom, his "granny" passed away a few weeks ago. I didn't take him to the funeral or anything, but I did tell him she died and what happend (cancer). Since then it has been a million questions "why did they bury her?" "do you think she has turned to a skeleton yet?" "do little kids die?" "are you suppose to die in your bed?" "how old do you get before you die?" "why do people die?" it has been alot of questions since it happened and I don't have much of a clue on how to answer all this, lol.
Sorry about your granny, if you are religious maybe you can use that in some subtle way. I am not religious so I don't use that and it makes it a little harder I think, I really do want to tell him when you die you just go to heaven and everything is perfect, but I can't bring myself to do it. At the same time I hate seeing him so concerned, so IDK!
We lost my husband's father and grandfather this year. We took both of our kids to the funeral. They were 4 and 6 with their great grandfather and 6 and 5 with my FIL. We were honest and up front with them about everything. They didn't really ask questions about how or why it happened.
Quoting atlmom2:I went to my great grandmas funeral when I was 5. Death is a part of life and I wasn't shielded and I never shielded my girls.
How are you expecting her to express her feelings? There is no right or wrong way one needs to feel when someone has passed.
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