There's a few conversations most of us dread having with our kids. Death is one of them, and it's the only one we are faced with as early as toddlerhood - maybe the first time they squash an ant under foot or watch the flowers die in autumn. It's important, then, that we feel comfortable having an honest and compassionate conversation with our kids about the seasons of life.
I've shared some tips for having the conversation with kids. I think you'll find them useful as you prepare to have the talk yourself. Readers can also share their own tips for having sincere discussions about death with children.