EP78 Let’s Talk About Death – The Dos and Don’ts (1 of 2)
I needed information, so I Googled what I needed. I suggest you do the same, but here is what I found and how it played out in our lives (1 of 2)
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1:05 Some great Google Information
1:30 There are great resources out there, go look for them
2:10 First, the "Do's"
2:27 1 - Tell the truth
3:35 2 - Be prepared for a variety of responses
5:35 3 - Make sure you use the words "die" or "dead"
6:20 4 - Share the information in doses
7:10 5 - Be comfortable saying "I don't know"
8:30 6 - Cry, cry together, cry often... it's natural and healing
9:15 7 - Let your child participate in all the process and rituals
9:55 8 - Let your child grieve in his/her own way
11:02 9 - Prepare your child for what will happen at the funeral service
12:30 10 - Prepare your child for what will happen without the loved one
13:12 11 - Prepare to talk about thoughts and feelings often
14:03 12 - Remember to take care of yourself
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