How to talk to children about death
I am the mother of a lovely 6 year old daughter. Unfortunately I have to raise her alone since when she was 4 months old my husband (her father) has passed away. I still miss him every day, however logically she has no memories of him.
Every once in a while I go visit his grave and I take her with me to say hi to daddy. She notices this is different from what other kids her age experience. To those kids, their father is a living person. Lately when one of those kids asked her about it she said her father is a stone which made the other kids laugh about her and made her feel bad.
What's the best way to deal with a situation like this?