Tips for Explaining Death to Children

By: George Darte
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Talking about death with children can be a tricky topic to maneuver. Parents often find it difficult to talk about it explicitly. The concept of putting things under the rug doesn’t work when it comes to throwing light on such a sensitive topic. We at Darte Funeral Home - understand your situation. Here are a few tips that can help you with that conversation:

1. Honesty is The Best Policy

It is always better to be transparent with your kids about the concept of death. Being vague about it can confuse them and lead to unnecessary delusions.

2.  Encourage Questions

It is advised to have a double-ended conversation with your children regarding death. Encouraging your kids to ask questions can create an organic atmosphere for them. This can make it comfortable for them to share their thoughts as well.

3. Be Clear With Your Words

You should always ensure that you use proper semantics while explaining death to a child. Using ambiguous terminologies to describe it can affect their perspective towards it. This can also cause misunderstandings about the topic. 

4. Don’t Shy Away From Being Emotional

Death is a very emotional experience in any person’s life. It is better not to bottle up your thoughts and express them instead. Being emotional with your kids regarding such topics can help them understand the situation.

5. Give Them Their Space

Talking about death to your kid can be a new and different experience for the parent and child both. You never know how children take such information. Always give them their space to reflect on the topic. This will help them come to terms with it more easily.

We, at Darte Funeral Home - organize funerals and offer all the other services required with it. For more information regarding funerals and other related topics contact us and discuss your requirements with our experts.

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