What is the best way to explain death to a child?

@oiixdaii (1059)
February 12, 2007 12:05pm CST
A lot of people are dying in our neighborhood due to old age. How can I explain death to my child?
2 responses
@bowtieguy (5924)
• United States
23 Oct 07
When my father passed away I just set my sons down and told it to them straight, my oldset sons was able to handle but my other son was much younger and didn't quite understand it that much, but they were both able to eventually get over it.
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@yndesai (159)
• United Arab Emirates
13 Feb 07
We have told our child that their grandpa have gone to GOD and hence (As per Indian cusotm) we garland his photograph.
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@oiixdaii (1059)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
That's a nice explanation. What was you child's reaction? By the way, what is the meaning of garland?