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Five Tips for Talking to Children about Death

I often get asked, “Is it difficult to be a funeral director?” Yes, it can be. But also, being a funeral director and serving families during their most difficult times is an honor and a privilege. For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to care for others. Funerals are an important part of grieving, for both adults and children, and I take a special interest in meeting the needs of children. Funerals offer us a time to say our last good-byes and help start the realization that a loved one is no longer with us physically. Two questions I often get from parents are, “Should my child attend a funeral,” and “How do I talk to my child about death and the events to come?”