At what age is it appropriate to talk about death with young children? I’m not talking specifically about the death of someone close, but death in general. Our 4 year old’s experience of death so far is limited to her Nanny’s dog, and to a Great Grandma she never met, so it seems quite an abstract understanding of death so far, more of absence.
So the question is, how should we talk to her about death, when should we… heck should we talk to a small child about death?
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