Talking with Children about Death & Dying

It turns out that honesty really is the best policy

Image credit: Jordane Maldaner

Kids are present, curious, and concerned, and it is our job to answer their questions with honesty.

Illustration by Remy Charlip as found in The Dead Bird by Margaret Wise Brown

How we told my nephew about his mom

Book cover for Missing Mommy by Rebecca Cobb

We were totally unprepared.

An excerpt from Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen
Book Cover for I Miss You — A First Look at Death by Pat Thomas

Tips for talking to kids about death:

Illustration from Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen

Articles and Information

Centers

Opportunities for connection

Book cover for The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

Books for Children & Families

Navigating sibling & parent loss and trying to change the way people support each other in grief. Founder at www.hereforyou.co

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