Very interesting read.

When my eldest first came to me about death, she was only 4. She was scared. She heard her grandparents talking about a funeral they were going to.

It took a few goes, but we got there. I told her the truth as I knew it. I explained everyone dies. It is part of life. Each of us have a choice as to what we believe.

We went through a few scenarios and what I believed.

We talked about the spirit realm from the movie Kung Fu Panda.

I tried my best to keep it at a level I thought she was at.

When her expected cousin died before she was born, I didn't shield it from her. She processed it along side all of the family.

There is no right or wrong way I believe. It depends on your child, on your own being. To me, I will always be as transparent as I can - at a level that meets the situation.

We have a safe word too - if what I am saying is too much for my daughter - she will say. Mum. That is enough for now.

Challenging topic - none the less.

Thanks for shining a light on it.

Thanks for being you.

Energy Seeker | Life Learner | Parent in Training | amymarley.com

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