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Children and Death

How To Have Everyday Conversations About Death And Dying

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 02.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

When the word "death" shows up in our conversations as readily as "love" or "Twitter" or "Facebook" and when you hear discussions about death around the water cooler at work, then you will know that we have made progress. This is what the world needs from us as we struggle to salvage this beautiful planet, which thrives on the cycle of life and death: honest, real and natural talk about death and dying.

Can People In Heaven See Us Down Here?

Joan Gage | Posted 11.20.2016 | Fifty
Joan Gage

I thought that kids were about six-years-old when they started to grapple with the concept of death, but granddaughter Amalia has been obsessing about it since she turned four -- although she's never had a close relative or even a pet pass away. And it's probably my fault.

Dear Family Whisperer: Facing the Death of a Pet... Together

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.12.2016 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Your question shouldn't be, "How do we prepare the kids?" Everyone will be affected. Even if you adopt another pet in the future, everyone's life will change when Barney is gone. Instead, ask, "How do we all get through this? Barney is part of your "pack." And now you must say good bye and mourn him as a family.

How Do We Talk To Kids About Death?

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

It's difficult to death with anybody, but what do you say to say to kids about death -- especially when its their own?

12 Ways to Help Children Understand Death (PHOTOS)

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

One piece of fallout from our taboo against talking about death is that we don't effectively prepare our children to deal with death. They are more aware than we know and need support.