How Do You Explain Death to a High Stress Five Year Old?

Jacquelyn wants to know all about death and if her father and I will die one day. What do you or have you told your kids about dying? Sometimes, I don’t know what to say.

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One Response to How Do You Explain Death to a High Stress Five Year Old?

  1. Tela says:

    We faced this with Britton when my grandfather died. He was in hospice for about a week and we opted not to take her to visit him there as she was only 3 at the time and we didn’t want to scare her. She still had questions about where Pops went. I wrote a blog post on Babyminding about it at the time…. http://babyminding.com/2008/03/19/how-to-tell-a-child-what-happens-when-you-die/

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