Death affects us all.
Many young children will ask the question of "What happens when we die?"
Most children, who have pets, will experience the death of a pet at some time.
Children frequently experience the death of a grand parent, some a parent or a sibling. These all greatly impact the family unit and challenge the ability to parent.
The death of another child, friend or neighbour, also impacts children.
Children are confronted with death through the media, whether it be within atrocities, war, or local news headlines. This can present issues for parents.
Death can create or enhance many complex emotional, mental, spiritual, cultural and social difficulties. It can be regarded as a somewhat taboo subject within some societies, which can be challenging when parenting children.