Talking to children about death

From the always-great Order of the Good Death's "Ask a Mortician" video series, "Talking to Your Children About Death."

New Video: Talking to Your Children About Death


  1. The older I get the more I realize how much I was shaped and saved by the fact that my mom did talk about death. She was a nurse for almost 35 years so she saw the worst the dying process had to offer but she didn’t want me afraid or unprepared for certain truths in life. So we had open and honest discussions long before I knew what death was. And many, many after I did. But I see how many people don’t do that and how they get blindsided by some things just because they never talked about it before it was something they had no choice to deal with. Death, dying, the whole thing and all it’s possibles. I’ve seen how many friends and family members had no idea what to do, what is normal, and so on, or had never had end of life discussions until a doctor is asking them. So I can’t stress enough how right she is, talk to your kids about it now and it will help them so much when they are adults. Do your best to make it as unscary as possible. Be honest. Answer the questions over and over again and have the conversation over and over again. 

      1. What does that matter in the face of him communicating his sexual wants to all of us? I mean, priorities.

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