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Often as a parent, it can be very difficult talking to a child about death. This is especially true when the child is a minor.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a life threatening disease, presenting this information to your minor children can be heartbreaking. Depending on the age of your child, they may not understand what death is or even what a disease is.
Tips on talking to your child
Ask a doctor for help for ideas on how to present your specific illness
Use accessible examples
Identify your illness, such as "lung cancer" or "ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)" vs "a booboo" or "feeling icky"
Remind your child they are not responsible
Let them know they can ask questions
Tips on bringing a child to pre-arrangement
Tell your funeral provider that your child or children will be attending
Explain where you are going
Bring engaging activities such as coloring or quiet books
Bring snacks and a drink just in case
Provide space for them to ask their questions
During this overwhelming time, every day activities can be difficult. Tasks such as talking to your child about death can be hard to even think about. We hope these tips have helped start the process.