How to talk to Kids about the Death of a Pet with Wendy Van de Poll
Special Guest: Wendy Van de Poll
This podcast provides:
Know the difference between normal and abnormal grief.
Let a child grieve and allow your child to have a full breadth of feelings.
Use real words.
Discuss the life cycle.
Read books to your children about loss
Create scrap books or allow your child to write a letter to your pet
Why not to say “your dog went to sleep” and what to say instead.
How to move towards positive memories.
How to honestly but gently talk to your child when your pet is very sick and death is going to occur soon.
What to say when you are angry and loss is sudden.
Know the stages of grief and don’t rush them.
Play a positive game.
What do you remember?