Marriage & Family

How to share the death of a loved one with a child

a mum talking to her young daughter

It’s never easy telling a child that a loved one has passed away. But it’s a necessary conversation to have, and with some preparation and thought, you can make it a little easier. Understanding a child’s perception of death For very young children, death may only be understood as a temporary absence. This can be confusing and frightening for children, but it’s good to be as honest and straightforward as possible. Remain calm and let your child see how you’re