Not sure DS understands Nan's death? (his great-grandmother)

(4 Posts)
Alambil Mon 17-Dec-12 22:31:11

He hasn't cried, except once when she was dying in hospital. He hasn't "reacted" in any way, at all...

Is that normal?

She died on Friday just gone, after 2 weeks in hospital - I've told him she's happy now in Heaven with his great-grandad....

DS is 10, by the way and knows "death" through pets dying

VivaLeBeaver Mon 17-Dec-12 22:40:28

He might feel he doesn't want to upset you by crying in front of you? Or perhaps in his mind he feels that she lived to a good age and is ow in heaven so it isn't that sad?

I didn't cry when my grandad died when I was 13. I felt sad, but didn't cry.

Alambil Tue 18-Dec-12 23:03:39

I don't think it's that he doesn't want to upset me, really - I just find it peculiar that he hasn't reacted at all.. doesn't even seem upset, really

It has thrown me a bit

butterflymum Wed 02-Jan-13 22:12:37

You could try reading Badger's Parting Gifts by Susan Varley with him....if nothing else, it may encourage some questions and some sharing of emotions.

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