I really hope I can get some help here as I am concerned about my son.
I have mentioned in other posts about him experiencing a lot of losses in a relatively short space of time.
His baby sister died two years ago, and now in the past few months he has lost three of his beloved pets.
I have always said to him that his sister is in heaven, and when his pets died I told him thats where they are too.
However, I'm now beginning to worry that I shouldn't have said it as he has started saying that he wants to go to heaven too.
I usually respond by saying that he will go to heaven one day, but not for a long time.
He says really matter of factly that he is 'going to die' so he can be in heaven with his loved ones.
However, he then says he'll 'come back later'.
He obviously doesn't understand the permanency of death, or that he can't 'come and go' from heaven so to speak.
It makes me panic when he starts talking like this, as I don't know the best way to respond, I'm worried I'll say the wrong thing and make the situation worst. Maybe I've made heaven sound 'too nice' if that makes sense, by saying that his loved ones are happy and have no pain etc. But I don't want to upset him or make him worry that his loved ones are not happy. Its such a difficult situation to be in, and I really don't know the best way to deal with it.
Your suggestions and advice will be really appreciated.