For Parents: Module 2 - Talking about dying and death
Talking about dying and death
Chapter 3: The first conversation
The expert says
Andrea Warnick, children's grief therapist, talks about adults starting the conversation then following their child's lead.(3:22)
No parenting books have even remotely prepared me for this!
Most people wonder when and where to share difficult news with their children. They struggle to find the words to open the conversation. It is particularly challenging if they’re overwhelmed by their own grief or illness. It’s normal to wonder what to say and how to say it in a way that matches a child’s age, personality, maturity and readiness to hear difficult news. This chapter offers some guidance on how to begin.