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FAQs about Talking to Kids about Death in Family

Is it okay to cry in front of my child? up-arrow

Yes, showing emotions in front of your child is completely fine. They might even ask you about the same, but they'll understand that it's okay to cry when feeling sad.

Shall I take my child to a therapist while explaining death to them? up-arrow

It is not always necessary to do so, especially if there's no other psychological problem your child is facing.

At what age does a child understand things about death more fluently? up-arrow

In most cases, it takes around nine years for a child to understand death.

How to talk to kids about death if they have an intellectual disability? up-arrow

Even though it depends on what kind of intellectual disability is discussed, you can follow certain points to initiate this conversation. You can focus on the word death recurrently so that they don't deviate from the idea and follow a certain question framework to understand how far they've understood.