death to young
the concept of death to two year old daughter in the same narration as if her
five-year old friend is telling her. Then she will grasp the gist of the matter.
is really an art. Take your younger daughter sometimes to zoo or
even the pets veterinary where she can learn for herself how young
toddlers are cared for. She might also witness the death of some
animal kids. She would slowly come to terms and understand the scenario.
On the Discovery
and the National Geographic channel we observe many instances of
animal dying. Your daughter when she witnesses such scenes... might
ask you what is happening!
may politely explain to her the meaning of death (a time to bid goodbye to all
on Mother Earth and go to the house of God). She will learn but slowly. Don't
be impatient in teaching her the meaning of death.
to her what illness is and how sometimes people suffer and die. Tell her everything
from an independent viewpoint. Explain to her as if your daughter is visualizing
a comic scene.
for a cartoon DVD which depicts death clearly... In terms that a child can understand!
Many would be available off-the-shelf. Get guidance from a councilor or a DVD
librarian if need be.
have curiosity about many things... not necessary we tell them the meaning of
everything. If you don't reply... slowly her patience will dry out and she will
forget what she was talking about. This fact I have observed with many children.
In most cases it helps to keep mum. Children are supposed to learn things only
at appropriate age and timings.
the opportune time comes... explain to her everything as a true friend! She will
greatly appreciate it.
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Vijay Kumar... The Man who Realized
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