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Anyone know of a good book to explain death to a 6 year old... keeps worrying

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greener2 Tue 16-Jul-13 19:59:23

True I hope your little one is ok too.x

BeeMom Mon 15-Jul-13 21:22:20

OK, in that case, if it is alright with you, I can ask the Child Life specialist when Bee goes in to hospital next if she has any recommendations. Trying to make sense of death at that age is a normal developmental step, but it can certainly be a scary one for everyone involved... particularly in a society where death is not talked about except behind closed doors and in hushed tones.

greener2 Sat 13-Jul-13 15:15:58

Thanks, sorry I should have said, there is no loss, my dd is asking about death and worrying i.e will granddad die, he is old and, it will take you a long time to get old wont it mummy...

sad

BeeMom Sat 13-Jul-13 00:50:23

In helping Bee to explain the loss of her best friend and the fears that she will follow the same course (which may likely happen) we read the book Gentle Willow many times.

It is beautiful, and gentle, and as I am having as much trouble dealing with the future as she is (and likely more) still a book I cannot read without crying.

Oops - maybe not the best endorsement hmm

Bumbez Fri 12-Jul-13 21:23:15

I don't have any first hand experience but this book is in our bereavement room at work and I do quite like it. Sorry for your loss sad

www.amazon.co.uk/Water-Bugs-Dragonflies-Explaining-Children/dp/0829818308

PolterGoose Fri 12-Jul-13 21:06:03

I have heard that Goodbye Mog is very good. We've always been very honest and factual, we aren't religious at all so don't do any of the heaven stuff.

greener2 Fri 12-Jul-13 20:12:00

If anyone knows a really simple book to help explain could you let me know, she is worrying about this and asking lots of questions. Thanks

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