Talking with Kids about Dying & Death
Through the eyes of a child is a common phrase we hear when trying to understand and relate to a child’s emotions, behaviours and feelings. However, when it comes to discussing life-altering events we are sometimes at a loss of words.
Discussing death with children and young adults can be challenging and many tend to avoid the discussion altogether. Death, just as birth, is a natural part of our lives. As parents and a community, it is our responsibility to ensure young people know it’s okay to discuss death and learn healthy ways to cope with grief.