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Coping with the death of a pet.

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Coping with the death of a pet.

Postby Jerlene » August 4th, 2012, 11:38 pm

How do you tell your kid that his beloved pet has just died? Do you tell them the truth or do you tell them about that fake farm?


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Re: Coping with the death of a pet.

Postby MikePryor » August 5th, 2012, 3:48 pm

I would be inclined to tell them the truth, but it depends on their age. It may be a good way to teach older kids about death, but a toddler might not be able to handle the truth. I never had pets growing up though, so I cannot speak from experience.

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Re: Coping with the death of a pet.

Postby angie828 » August 5th, 2012, 6:31 pm

You need to tell them the truth. You should not sugar coat it or tell them that they ran away. You need to be honest with your children.

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Re: Coping with the death of a pet.

Postby khulbe » August 6th, 2012, 4:14 am

I will go for truth.
I will try to understand my baby about death and life.
It is important to get feeling.

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Re: Coping with the death of a pet.

Postby timajdad » September 6th, 2012, 3:24 pm

odds are our kids will lose a number of pets by age ten, so the best thing to do is explain'

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