Questions dealing with death, whether it be a specific person or pet, or a general discussion of how to broach this difficult subject with children.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

22
votes
3answers
451 views

How should I talk to my child about death?

How should I explain death to a child under 5-6 years old if a close family member or friend dies?
26
votes
4answers
1k views

How to handle disclosing a parent's suicide to friends and their parents

I have three children 12, 13 and 19 and their father committed suicide 10 years ago (when they were 1, 3 and 9). They have suffered through many childhood taunts, at times, including: "Your father ...
18
votes
4answers
804 views

Helping children cope with a parent's suicide

I like this site and thought I would venture with another question about my husband's suicide and how this has affected our children. I've asked another question here: How to handle disclosing a ...
3
votes
3answers
592 views

My 4.5yr-old girl is afraid of death. What should I do?

Last night my wife (as usual) was putting our 4.5yr-old baby girl to sleep. Our daughter becomes very chatty at that time and (especially in the presence of mom) expresses thoughts and things that ...