How do we explain death to a 5 year old?
Finding it difficult to explain what death is and its associated grief to a small child? Get expert parenting advice on how to deal with such a situation.
Recently there was a bereavement in a neighbor's house and the little boy was told that the person has gone to see God. Over the last week, I felt sorry for the little fellow, he knows that something is not correct and he's carrying on with his normal activities.
I'm sure he'll be asking questions at his home about the absence of family member during pooja and other times.
My question is how do we explain, these things to small children. If we try to tell in real terms, they may have fear/nightmares, may not understand. Elders at home might be annoyed as to why we need to discuss such inauspicious things.
Or, should we just allow nature's way, with time they would learn themselves.