My husband’s grandma recently died and my kids were once again faced with the loss of another loved one. Their first encounter with death was when our yaya (mine for 37 years and theirs for 6) died last year.
It’s a difficult situation to explain to a child especially when you go to the funeral or the burial. But I guess it’s difficult whatever the circumstances one is in.
I didn’t know how to handle it when first confronted with the situation. Of course I would have to tell them the truth and at the same time I knew I have to protect them as well. Luckily, I was able to talk to a very wise friend and my son’s teacher. And they were able to give me a perspective to handle it with the delicacy that our situation called for.