Helping children understand
Death is a difficult concept to comprehend if you haven't been exposed to it before, especially for a young child.
It's always best to wait until you can talk one-on-one with your child in quiet surroundings. If the loss of your pet is sudden it's best to explain it calmly and compassionately. Be brief and allow your child to ask questions. Always be honest but careful with your words, and draw on your own understanding of death.
Allowing your child to be involved in saying goodbye to their special friend is a good way to help them cope with their sudden loss. Sweet Goodbye offers the whole family a simple, yet dignified way to prepare our cherished pets at the end of their life with respect and dignity.