Explaining Death To Your Kids

By: Kraft-Sussman Funeral & Cremation Services
Monday, December 23, 2019

There are a lot of things you are going to have to explain to your kids as they grow. They all go through a phase when, “Why?” is their favorite thing to say, right? But when they start asking about death and dying, that can be very hard to talk about. You might not have to talk over the subject until you have to go to funeral homes in Las Vegas, NV to attend final services for a loved one who passed on. It’s also possible your child might have a friend whose grandparent died, and this can trigger lots of questions. Either way, you’ll eventually have to discuss death with your child. Here are a few things to help you figure out a way to explain things. 

 

Be Direct With Them 

Kids can tell when you are dancing around a subject. So when they ask a question about something this serious, they need a direct answer. It can be hard to talk about death, but it’s best to tell your child what death is in a frank manner. They need to understand that when someone dies, they are gone, and they aren’t coming back. When they are dealing with grief over losing someone, there shouldn’t be hope that the person might arrive in their life again. There should, however, be hope that life will go on and a new normal will emerge. The person who died can still live in their hearts and memories. 

 

Expect More Questions 

If your child asks you what happens when someone dies and you explain death in a direct manner, you’d better believe there are going to be more questions. They’ll start asking all sorts of questions to better understand what happens. Don’t feel like you have to answer absolutely every question. It’s okay to tell them that you don’t know about some things. After all, you haven’t died yet so you can’t tell them what it’s like or what happens next? If there are questions you are struggling with, reach out to funeral home professionals to get some answers. 

 

Remain Patient And Kind 

Once you have an initial discussion, don’t assume that it’s over and done with. Your child may bring it up again and again, and they might need to hear the same answers from you over and over again. They learn through repetition so after one conversation, be patient and prepared to have a similar one again. 

 

If you are struggling with describing death and dying to your child, professionals at funeral homes in Las Vegas, NV can give you advice and even resources to help you with your descriptions and answers. Contact the experts at Kraft-Sussman Funeral & Cremation Services for help with this topic or any other death-related items. Call us at (702) 485-6500 or set up a time to meet with us in person at 3975 S Durango Dr Ste 104 Las Vegas, NV 89147. We can even speak to your child with you, if that helps. We’re here to help. 

 

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