Helping a child deal with the death of a loved one or explaining the concept of life and death is so difficult
I was just visiting my dear cousins back home while also spending time with their adorable five-year old boy. After talking about his parents shared that the boy is getting into the stage where life and death start to interest and worry him. As any parents, they shared their concern with introducing the concept of life and death to their son.
But what if you had one magical tool that makes taking to your child about these emotions easier?
Children have to be brought into this concept with very gentle guidance and love. It is never easy. It is my deep belief that books can provide a medium for kids to deal and process difficult situations. The book below can be a invaluable tool for parents to explain the concept of life and death to their child.
The book talks about wind and the way wind moves things. We cannot see it, but it brings life. It goes on to explain and make a comparison with death – sometimes the wind goes out of a human body and it becomes still.
The book offers solutions to dealing with the pain. One of them is being kind to others. What a wonderful way to develop character and help the anger that may arise after a loss of a loved one.
Reading this book made come back to my childhood years. There were situations in my life where I needed support due to difficult family situations. The concepts in this book were written with such love that I wished I could come back to my childhood years and experience the book wit a loved adult.
If a parent is thinking about gentle ways to introduce the very difficult concept of life and death, I cannot imagine a better way to do it but to read this book at a quiet time with their child. If a child is dealing with the loss of a loved one, then that book can become a point of safety and feeling of understanding about what is happening around the child.