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Explaining Death to Kids

(Inadequately) Talking To My Kid About Death

Sue Robins | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents
Sue Robins

I can tell Aaron isn't sure what to do with his emotions. MY GRANDPA DIED! he sometimes yells. I haven't been that successful in explaining that in North America, we don't run around yelling about death.

I Didn't Know What To Say

Heather Spohr | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents
Heather Spohr

My 4-year-old daughter Annabel's questions about her deceased older sister Madeline come in phases, and we are currently in a big one.

Carie's Ghost

Suzanne Clores | Posted 12.05.2012 | Parents
Suzanne Clores

What if you and daddy both get sick and die? Who will take care of me? Where will you go?

Now That I'm A Mom, Only One Fear Consumes Me

Rachel Sherman | Posted 06.04.2012 | Parents
Rachel Sherman

That the joy of motherhood is compounded with the thought of death changes life itself. My worry morphed into the shape of a joyful, warm and funny little girl, who doesn't yet understand death.