my daughter's goldfish die, tell her the truth or get the new 1 w/out tell her?

@ibuemma (2954)
United States
June 27, 2007 12:10pm CST
My daughter's pet the goldfish die. She is 4 yrs old. Should I tell her the truth or should I get the same exact one without telling her. She's with my mother in law right now, and will come back dinner time
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@tmlnmr (1850)
• Canada
27 Jun 07
I would tell her and then if she wants you can both go to the store and pick out another one. I never pass up an opportunity for a learning experience like this. :)
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@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
27 Jun 07
yup if she wants another one, i will take her tomorrow, pet store will be closed by the time she come home tonight.
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@tmlnmr (1850)
• Canada
27 Jun 07
Oh ya that's too bad! :)
• United States
27 Jun 07
I think you need to tell her the truth, even at the age of four they need to learn that pets die. By covering it up you are lying to her and I feel that is not good.
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@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
28 Jun 07
hi teapotmommommerced...i did told her. Tomorrow we'll go together get her new goldie. thank's for responding..
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
27 Jun 07
This is a tough one, I would say that it's probably a good idea to be up front with your daughter though. It's better to explain the loss of a goldfish earlier on, so that if she is faced with a tougher loss in life she can understand it a little better.
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@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
28 Jun 07
hi there, i did it, i told her the truth...it really broke my heart to see her pucker lips and tears from her eyes.
@el_jeffo (751)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
I say you just keep her happy and buy her a new fish. For the same reasons why you don't tell her that Santa Claus is actually her parents.