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How to Talk to Young Children about the Concept of Death

2020 July 09

Death tends to surprise us even though it is a fact of life. Tough questions can leave you wondering how to talk to your young child about the greater concepts of death and dying. Perhaps you recently lost a family pet? Maybe a family member is terminally ill and you’ve been spending time caring for them? Often enough, your little one might just unexpectedly bring up the topic completely out of the blue. No matter what prompted the inquiry, here are a few important points to keep in mind when discussing this complex topic with young children.