Last week I wrote about children and loss, having unearthed our children’s old mouse house.
The loss of a pet is usually the first experience a child has with grief. It is a sad moment but also a great teaching fact of life for children to learn to cope with grief and understand the nature of death. (Child grief counseling is a whole other ballpark.) However by experiencing loss and death now, child can be better prepared for what life has for them. Where there is life, there will be death.
See on www.stuff.co.nz