Prevention (USA)

Answer their worries


It’s common for kids to express concern that you or another loved one will also die. While you may want to pile on the reassuranc­es, “try your best not to convince your child out of a feeling,” says Roffe. “It’s a better idea to listen and validate your child’s fear.” Remind them it’s normal and OK to be worried, sad, and angry. “And explain that most people live to be very old and the fact that one adult died doesn’t mean that others will,” adds Roffe.

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