I x-posted this in childhood years
If this subject has been posted before, please let me know, or could someone please send me the archive link?
We have a close family friend, J (MIL's best friend) who has known and been a part of our lives forever. My dd (3.5 yo) knows her really well. She is currently in the hospital and is not expected to make it through the week (liver infection). She has been sickly since about 7 or 8 years ago, and has been in and out of hospitals, but it looks like this time she will pass. In fact, today, they took out her IV so it looks like it will be within a few days.
I haven't even talked to my dd about this. She doesn't even J is in the hospital (we have never told her before) I have no idea how to tell dd about death. No one she has ever known has died. Her aunt and grandma's dogs both died, so I think we'll use that as an example, but no people. I am not even going to say anything to her until after it happens.
What have any of you done in this situation? How did it go.
BTW, my dd is extremely intuitive and verbal. She understands many advanced concepts. But her emotions are entirely age appropriate.