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How should we talk to our children about death?

How should we talk to our children about death?

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Comments (9)

(4) SayIDidIt™, December 25, 2013 2:48 AM

We had a bed time discussion about ... death!!

WOW! This clip got me laughing!!!

(3) Pene, December 25, 2012 10:18 PM

not the end of the story

I saw this episode and later Grandpa explains it better.

(2) Tonna, December 24, 2012 2:51 PM

Thank you!

Thank you for this video...you made me smile at a subject that is difficult to smile at! This is indeed a tricky subject to discuss with a child, as I have experienced myself all too recently. After losing both my father and my husband w/in the span of almost exactly 3 months...there has not been a whole lot of smiling lately...thank you for bringing some my way! :)

(1) Anonymous, December 24, 2012 3:05 AM

I'm not sure but...

I cannot say what is the correct way, but children should realize that death is not the end. From this clip it sounds like the kid doesn't realize that death doesn't mean that all that's left of us is a body for worms to eat. Rather death is an entranceway into olam haba, a wonderful place. It depends on the child though on how one would approach the topic.

Jonathan, December 24, 2012 1:36 PM

YES - YOU DO NOT KNOW THE CHILD!

AS YOU DO NOT KNOW THE CHILD, HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT WHAT THE FATHER SAID WAS'NT THE RIGHT THING? HE OBVIOUSLY KNOWS HIS SON AND THEREFORE NEW HOW TO EXPLAIN THIS TO HIM.

Mo, December 24, 2012 11:33 PM

Whoa

whoa dude take a chill pill. #1- I don't think the guy you were responding to meant what you think. It seems to me that what he meant was that you should always explain to the child the concept of Olam Haba, but the way with which you explain it depends on the child. #2- the kid was that guy's grandson not his son. And #3- you wrote 'new' you should have written 'knew'.

Dina, December 26, 2012 11:27 AM

crazy

Why should anyone tell a child that a dead person is eaten by worms? As far as Olam Habah is concerned, if a child is brought up properly, the concept of Olam Habah (the World to Come or the Next World) is very natural to him, because he always hears about it and if he doesn't understand and asks " where's that?" you answer very naturaly, "it's the world that we go to after we leave this world". Or," after we die and leave this world". If he asks when that will be, give him a reassuring hug and kiss, smile and say, "not for a very long time". If he loses someone he loved, or even just knew

Anonymous, March 25, 2015 8:00 PM

THATS FOOLISH

That's a silly argument. A staged conversation is intended to teach people how to act. It should be a basically correct approach. Every child needs to hear the ideas in the same way, but the ideas are the same. Death should not be portrayed as feeding our bodies to worms, unless the child ONLY understands extremely morbid concepts.

Anonymous, May 29, 2015 3:27 PM

Seems like Grandpa didn't know his grandson very well either.

Seems like Grandpa didn't know his grandson very well either.

 

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