The Deadness: Talking to Your Kids About Death

I posted awhile back – on the occasion of my late father’s birthday – about how nothing drives home the fact of adulthood quite so clearly as the death of a parent.

But I think second in line is talking to your kids about death.

I was delighted to do a guest post on this topic for the Times On Line’s Alpha Mummy blog today. Alpha Mummy is the self-described blog  for “mums and dads who work, used to work, or want to go back to work one day.” I’m a regular there, and hope you will be too.

Enjoy!

Image: Nathan Snodgrass Grave Stone – HDR image by Jason Mean via Flickr under a Creative Commons License.

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One Response to The Deadness: Talking to Your Kids About Death

  1. Rachel says:

    I think the ‘passed-away’ wall is a great idea. when our grandfather died, I heard that a cousin had started a ‘shrine’ for Grandpa in his home, and my younger son leaped on this. we still have our consolence cards grouped around a Mass Card and a photo of Grandpa at the beach and – months later thought it is — we’re all reluctnant to take it down.

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