How do you expalin to a small kid his mom is dead.

India
December 11, 2007 11:46pm CST
The most heartwrencing of lifes severe blows is the loss of a mother, even if we are big enough to understand. So how do I tell my little niece who is 6 years old that her mom has died. She is bewildered and scared at this time of life. She cannot understand why people are crying, there is sadness in the house. She just went poof. No sickness, nothing. Just collapsed with a severe heart attack. It is a shock to all of us, so what can I do to console this little soul, so lost.
2 responses
@balasri (26553)
• India
12 Dec 07
So cruel and sad.My heart goes for that little one.A constant warm hug from a person she knows well and soft calming words speaking of different things to divert her attention are the few things that come to my mind.But I know the bitter truth that advising is easy.Time only will take care of this merciless acts of God.
• India
14 Dec 07
Yes, we are taking special care of her. have sent her off to my sisters house where she will be with other children. We are not telling her anything now, not till she is a little older. God stirkes the innocent mercilessly, but then again He must have some plan for the little one. Time will heal her scars. Thankyou for your sympathy and understanding. I sure appreciate it.
@balasri (26553)
• India
14 Dec 07
I am glad if you think you have done th right thing.My love and prayers to the little one.
• India
12 Dec 07
Hi ketybhagat, I can understand your feelings and I am sorry for what happened. As far as your little child is concerned please dont tell anything now. You and other family members should control emotions infront of this little girl and tell her that her mother has went long way and she will soon be back. This is what you have to do till the child gets an age where she can understand the calamity. Only time can make her understand. Before that if any body tell her about her mother, the young child will be in a state of shock. Please take care of the poor child.
• India
14 Dec 07
We are trying to protect her from all the shock and stress. I have sent her off to my sisters place where she will be with other children. We are all taking special care of her at this awful moment. And yes, we will not tell her anything till she is older. Thank you for your sympathy and understanding. I sure appreciate it.