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Helping your Child Deal With The Death of The Family Dog

Of all parenting tasks, one of the toughest is explaining the concept of death to a child. This is a traumatic event; one that we can't kiss and make better. It is a scary, confusing and painful time, especially if this is their first close encounter with death. They know their animal companion is not present in their daily life. But, how can we explain death on a child's level of understanding when the topic is so difficult to deal with ourselves? Children must be encouraged to express their feelings. The way we help them handle grief will influence the[...]

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