How to tell your kids someone close has passed away

“Is there anyone out there who’s children have had to deal with death? My children are 4 and 6 and their dad and I are at a loss as to how to explain it to them. Their grandmother passed away last night (they were really close to her) and we have no idea how to tell them in a way they will understand. If anyone has any tips on how to tell your kids someone close has passed away,¬†please let me know!!”

Posted by Anon, 14/03/13
  1. yyon4699

    31st March 2014 at 10:02 am,

    MoM Rewards: yyon4699 has a diamond MoM rewards level yyon4699 said:

    maybe telling him the truth is best. they might handle this better than you think


  2. bridgwll

    17th March 2014 at 7:59 pm,

    MoM Rewards: bridgwll has a diamond MoM rewards level bridgwll said:

    Very sad moment in time I lost a baby and we tried to not let our 2 yr old son know by keeping him in the front of the car… when we put him back in the back he straight away asked where the baby was … we were both astounded and speechless… then we just told him she went to heaven to be with god and he asked no more.


  3. snoopy

    31st October 2013 at 9:32 pm,

    MoM Rewards: snoopy has a diamond MoM rewards level snoopy said:

    I hope you have found some helpful suggestions here.


  4. meltingmoment

    30th October 2013 at 9:31 pm,

    MoM Rewards: meltingmoment has a diamond MoM rewards level meltingmoment said:

    There is some really good advice below – hope it has helped.


  5. chay22

    17th September 2013 at 6:26 pm,

    MoM Rewards: chay22 has a diamond MoM rewards level chay22 said:

    when my husbands pop died my son was very close with him. I simply told him that pa is a cloud in the sky that watches over us sometimes. And he seems at piece with that, still tells me how much he misses him all the time he was 3 when he passes and he is almost 7 now.


  6. bernvella

    27th August 2013 at 1:07 pm,

    MoM Rewards: bernvella has a topaz MoM rewards level bernvella said:

    There is a book called Beginnings and Endings and Lifetimes in Between – it is just perfect for this situation and a lovely book to explain that everything and everyone has a beginning and and ending and life is what happens in between – a beautifully written book


  7. 27th August 2013 at 8:58 am,

    MoM Rewards: a-edwards has a diamond MoM rewards level a-edwards said:

    They don’t need to understand exactly. To understand they have to b older. But they need to understand they will not b around anymore?


  8. 26th August 2013 at 12:51 pm,

    MoM Rewards: a-edwards has a diamond MoM rewards level a-edwards said:

    They are in the sky with the angels is a nice way to put it.


  9. maureen3

    25th August 2013 at 4:56 pm,

    MoM Rewards: maureen3 has a diamond MoM rewards level maureen3 said:

    Tell them grandma has gone but she always will love you


  10. lynzstevo

    25th August 2013 at 3:18 pm,

    MoM Rewards: lynzstevo has a diamond MoM rewards level lynzstevo said:

    Its really never an easy thing to do, no matter how old they are.


  11. 24th August 2013 at 9:27 pm,

    MoM Rewards: curlytops has a diamond MoM rewards level curlytops said:

    how did you go telling them?


  12. maureen3

    24th August 2013 at 7:14 pm,

    MoM Rewards: maureen3 has a diamond MoM rewards level maureen3 said:

    It is better to tell them the truth


  13. lynzstevo

    23rd August 2013 at 8:08 pm,

    MoM Rewards: lynzstevo has a diamond MoM rewards level lynzstevo said:

    Its definitely best to tell them the truth, and answer any questions they may have honestly. I hope it went well.


  14. sallty

    19th August 2013 at 3:26 pm,

    MoM Rewards: sallty has a diamond MoM rewards level sallty said:

    We just had to deal with this with my toddler. He seemed to take it very well, though it may need reinforcing later. So I’d definitely suggest just being honest and straightforward, as that’s what worked for us.


  15. missmilf09

    7th August 2013 at 8:37 am,

    MoM Rewards: missmilf09 has a diamond MoM rewards level missmilf09 said:

    tell them the truth, they will find out about the cruel concept of death eventually. so they might as well hear it from you guys.


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