May 27, 2019
How to talk with your kids about the “D” word
It’s the conversation no parent wants to have with their kids – the conversation about death. Death makes us uncomfortable and it can be hard to talk about, especially the first time your child brings it up out of the blue. Your initial gut reaction may be to change the subject quickly or make a general statement that your child doesn’t need to worry about it, because as parents our instinct is to protect our children from the tough things in life. Unfortunately, death is something every child is going to encounter, whether it’s the loss of a pet, a loved one or a death they’ve seen on TV.