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I agree, there's no reason to instill any sense of fear.
Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:51

Dying is simply another part of life. We had already been to several funerals for friends and family before our cat's death, but my son hadn't really spent a lot of time with any of them. He saw our cat every day of his life, so there was more of a direct impact. As he was not quite 3 at the time, I think that he had a pretty healthy grasp of what was happening. He still has a bit of a fascination with death but doesn't seem to be overly worried about losing anyone.
If your son isn't afraid of the concept of death, I think that you're doing an excellent job. :)

  • My Little Boy Is 4, As Well...Uru Hammer, Fri Dec 17 10:13
    ...and went thru a period of morbid fascination. I think it was his first understanding of death, at least to some extent. What I thought was important was to make sure that fear was not a part of... more
    • Like my mother said to me ...OldCM, Fri Dec 17 10:31
      ... two months before she died, "I'm not afraid of death. I'm afraid of what I might have to go through to get there from here."
      • and I hope she had no reason to fear it...Siã☀©, Sat Dec 18 12:32
        as in, I hope her passage was uneventful rather than tumultuous... My Mum's passage from here to there was unbearable harsh... Particularly for a woman who was so kind, gentle, and loving to all...... more
        • Who knows?OldCM, Sat Dec 18 15:13
          As she had requested, she died in the same hospice where my Dad died in 2006. They kept her pretty much drugged up on morphine and some other medication. But what went on in her mind? Who knows? I... more
          • how muddled she was... The confusion brought on by the heavy meds bothered her almost as much as the pain... She was a tiny woman, 4'9" tall and barely 95 lbs yet they gave her dosages that would... more
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