How Can I Explain The Concept Of Death To My Children

By: Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Serious topics can be challenging to discuss with children, and many parents would like to avoid them. Although death is an unavoidable part of existence, everyone has to face it at some time in their lives. Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home offers guidance on how to manage this topic with your children and ensure they understand it.

1. Avoid Using Imprecise Terminology

Adults typically use imprecise vocabulary and analogies that make no sense to describe death. Don't just tell your grandchildren, "Your grandpa is falling asleep forever," or "Aunt Melissa has ascended to heaven," but take a moment to clarify what death is and reassure them of its permanency. Children can quickly grasp even the most difficult concepts despite their young age. Most parents don't think their children can achieve this. Avoid ambiguity while explaining death to children, even those as young as preschoolers.

2. Isolate The Conversation

It is simpler to describe death in case there is no personal bond. You've defined the notion of a famous person dying or a movie's hero vanishing. Because children have less of an emotional attachment to these individuals, they are better prepared to cope with the subject. For them to understand and accept the passing of a family member, they must already have some familiarity with the idea.

3. Maintain An Open Line Of Communication

When it comes to death, many children have many questions. Make an effort to respond as quickly as possible to any questions. It ensures that your children are at ease with the topic and can better comprehend it. Furthermore, it aids in the psychological well-being of children when faced with the reality of mortality.


If you want to preplan a funeral, contact Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and we can discuss your requirements.

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