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|Thu, 05-22-2003 - 9:14am|
I thought I'd rather put it up here.
How does your child handle death (pets, humans).
So far Tim hasn't had to deal with a human death,
but had a kitten once that died.
I don't think our he knows that death is permanent.
It's not like a cartoon where you die and come
back to life in a few minutes.
When his kitten died he asked things like. When's he
going to be ok. Will he be a skeleton? Will he
come out of the ground after we bury him.. etc.
My daughters grandpa passed away Tuesday and we went to
visit the family yesterday (Tim was in school). and when
my daughter was telling him (Tim) things it brought up more of the
similar questions from Tim. Even if you explain it to him, he
forgets the explanation and always asks the same thing.
Even asks things like "Were his eyeballs falling out, was he
bloody?" He's 12 and I don't think he knows what death is, no matter
how much I try to tell him. (even telling him the
spiritual part of it).
Have any of your children had to deal with death yet?