Hi, I hope you don’t think that this is too morbid, but my 7 yr old son is currently struggling with concept of death and dying in that he doesn’t want to die. I am after suggestions as to how we can deal with this issue best. He isn’t sleeping as when it’s time to go to bed, that’s the only thing he keeps thinking about. Thank you.

Posted by anon 11.03.2013


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  • I see this is an old question, but an interesting one and not morbid at all. Hope you were able to help your boy. Not strange that he struggled with the concept of death, even many adults struggle with that.



  • Ppoor lad ,maybe show him he’s alive ,healthy &loved .No problem of him dieing just yet .Show him on chart baby toddler etc then after well into old age he stops working.



  • I often think about the same thing. But one day I just passed the phase.



  • They all learn about death at some stage. They just need to get it around their little heads. It’ll pass.



  • I hope your child has passed the phase on death, they all go through it I think



  • is he upset because he knows someone whos has died or just thre thought of it. You might need 2 seek help if his not sleeping



  • could lots of photos help



  • hope all is well with your young man now, if someone dies who he is close to , point out a bright star shining in the sky at night and say that they are watching over him.



  • I’ve gone through this myself, it was very difficult. Death is unfortunately inevitable though :-( Hope this has been resolved for you.



  • How is he going with it now?



  • I hope you have found some helpful suggestions here.



  • There is some great advice below – hope it helps.



  • My nephew went through a similar thing to this and we got a Sunday school lady to talk to him,not sure what was said but it eased his mind,also maybe ask his teachers for advice as they might know of some books tat might help.



  • Hope things worked out well with all the helpful suggestions



  • If it has’t got any better I’d definitely take him to the doctor just for peace of mind, they might know what to say to ease his mind.


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