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For many children questions about death begin long before it hits close to home. News worthy events, such as this past Friday’s tsunami in Japan, that are discussed in the classroom and around the dinner table are opportunities not just to teach about what death is, but how to appropriately deal with the emotions that come along with loss.
Depending on their age kids understand and respond to death in very different ways. For resources on how to talk with children about death + grief, please check out our resource link and the following two websites: