Explaining Death to a Child

Explaining death to a child is difficult under any circumstance, especially when the adult in charge of delivering and explaining the life-altering news is in mourning herself. For advice that may guide you along in the process or at least clarify some questions you have, watch this video.

In it, a mother shares her experience of breaking the news of her husband’s death to their daughter when she was just three years old. Now nine, the daughter discusses what she remembers from this experience, highlighting what she found most helpful.

While children process and react to death in different ways, the advice offered in this video can benefit both children and adults following the passing of a loved one. If you have recently lost a loved one and are planning to hold a funeral service in or near San Mateo, call Skylawn Memorial Park today at (650) 349-4411. 

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