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Goodbyes & endings

09/04/2013

Talking with children about death

Talking with children about death

Children become aware of death, at some level, at a very young age.  They come across it in fairytales, on news reports, they see dead insects or animals and may hear adults discussing it quite regularly.

Most children will have their first personal experience of bereavement through the death of a pet or elderly relative and the following might be useful to think about when helping a child to understand and adjust:

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01/04/2012

The importance of Endings and Goodbyes

The importance of Endings and Goodbyes

Goodbyes are an important ritual in our culture for a good reason.  They signify that something has come to an end and that it is time for something new to happen.  Even when the new event is fun or exciting, this transition itself can be difficult, especially for young children, and it is often important to acknowledge this with them.

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