Do you think children should be allowed at funerals?

January 28, 2009 8:39pm CST
I think it is important to involve children in the process of funerals because they can learn to deal with things more naturally at that age. If you explain to them what is likely to happen and tell them that it is a way to say goodbye to a loved one then they will have a healthier attitude and begin to form their own understanding of the cycle of life. I was kept away from funerals as a child and as a result it was as an adult I had my first experience. I was terrified and worried how to act and what to say. My sister has 4 kids and she has let them attend funerals of our relatives. They take it all in their stride and have grown up to realise the joy of weddings and the sadness of saying goodbye. Were you allowed to attend funerals and would you allow children to attend one or keep them well away?
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
29 Jan 09
I think two very important things need to be considered before the child goes. First, are they old enough to behave and understand that people are there for a set purpose? Second, what was this person to them? If the person is close (mother, father, Granfather, best friend) then age doesn't matter. They should have that chance to say farewell. Take it on a kid by kid case, because my 8 year old wouldn't do as well as my 4 yr old.
• India
29 Jan 09
ya what u said is right for this generation kids...