Helping Your Child Understand and Deal with Death

Death can be a challenging topic for anyone, but particularly for children who may not be properly equipped to understand grief and loss. However, you can help your child understand loss by speaking with them honestly and openly. While your specific approach will depend in large part on the age of your child, you can begin by encouraging your child to ask questions. Create an environment of openness that invites your child to share his or her feelings in an honest way. Emphasize that there is no right or wrong way to cope with loss and that everyone, including you, has a hard time managing emotions in the wake of a loss.

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Mountain View Funeral Home can help you to make funeral arrangements following a loss. Our compassionate and professional staff can help to walk you through the steps of planning a loved one’s funeral. Call (253) 584-0252 or visit our website to learn more about our full range of service offerings.

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