It's never easy to deal with death. As adults, it overwhelms us. And it's even harder for children to move through. Though we know it's an inevitable part of life, talking about death is something most of us aren't really good at because the subject is so painful.
I work with people in trauma, and grieving is a process that takes time. Part of the experience is finding ways to express what's happened, to make sense of what's happened, and finally, to accept what's happened.
Here are some tips to help you talk about death with your child: