Chapter 4: Explaining dying and death

How these conversations help

As difficult as these conversations were, they've actually brought us closer together. I feel the kids trust that I'll include them when hard things are happening in our family.

When you’re willing to discuss difficult topics, your children learn that:

  • Hard conversations can happen safely.
  • They’re a valued member of the family.
  • They can talk with you about life’s most challenging experiences.