The Final Journey
September 20, 2012 2:47 PM Subscribe
Help me explain death to my 9 year old.
posted by plinth to human relations (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Challenge: she is developmentally delayed (Down syndrome, stroke at birth).
Her grandfather (baba) passed away unexpectedly. I'm trying to prepare her socially and emotionally for the memorial service. Avoiding it is *not* an option. I'm trying to get enough understanding to avoid inappropriate outbursts at the service, like clapping, laughing or cheering, or yelling out to her bans (it will be open casket). I'm patient, but I just had another conversation that she drove to bickering over things I can't possibly chafed (baba is dead, a lot of people will be sad). She is offering precious little for me to latch onto to help me how much she gets. She is inventorying what we'll pack.