Helping Children Understand Loss

By: Brian K. Daly
Friday, July 26, 2019

When there is a death in your family, it can be tough to explain what has occurred, to your children. It is not uncommon for parents and other family members to avoid discussing the topic of death with young children.

However, it is essential to understand that they too can understand these things to a certain degree. It is necessary to explain the concept of death and loss to them in the right manner. This ensures they will not have any misunderstanding about the idea of death as they grow older.

Here Are Some Ways In Which You Can Help Children Understand Loss:

  • Be entirely honest and candid with your child instead of avoiding the topic of death. This conversation will stay with them for a long time, and you mustn't scare them in any way. They should not feel intimidated or anxious about what has happened.
     
  • There are other ways to make sure that children have some understanding of what death is. For example, if a butterfly, moth, or any other insect is found dead in your yard, you can explain the concept of death to your children. You can explain to them how the creature will not come alive again and that it has gone away forever.
     
  • These discussions, when positioned in the right manner, can prove to be helpful in situations where a family member passes away. It becomes easier for the child to understand the concept of death without becoming worried or concerned.

Being straightforward with these explanations and life lessons is very important while dealing with children. It will help them develop a healthy way of dealing situations such as these. If you want to know more about the cremation process or wish to arrange for a funeral service, contact us at Ocean County Cremation Service today. We’ll be happy to help.

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