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My dad is dying, 2 weeks after grandpa died - how to tell kids

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felttippens Sun 13-Jul-14 13:56:26

Especially my eldest, 14 yr old dd took the death of her 89 yr old grandpa so badly, the funeral was only a week ago and now my 63 year old has suddenly gone downhill and looks like we're nearing the end of a 3 year battle with bowel cancer - liver lung and bone mets.

He lives over an hour away and I'm going to be with him tomorrow but not sure how much to tell the kids? If I decide not to how can I disguise my upset etc


felttippens Sun 13-Jul-14 15:37:50


ssd Sun 13-Jul-14 21:11:14

only you will know how much to tell your kids op

but IME kids are pretty resiliant

my ds1 has been to 4 funerals in his short life, it breaks my heart, but kids seem to be quite straightforward about things

ds2 broke his heart at my mums funeral

I'm sorry, I know you want specific advise in there difficult times, but I'd only say go with your heart and be as honest with your kids as you can

ssd Sun 13-Jul-14 21:12:17

and I' sorry for your losses thanks, bereavment is so very hard xx

Badvoc2 Sun 13-Jul-14 21:18:19

Check out the winstons wish website...some helpful ideas on there.
I'm very sorry for your trouble x

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