This week in my setting, I have been asked the dreaded question that turns professionals in early years into babbling , stuttering monkeys.
” What does it mean to die ?”
At first the question had me slammed and panic bells where ringing in my ears and I felt faint. Then all of a sudden courage came forward and said ” You can do this Duncan”. Help them understand ( or try )
I sat with the individual and asked what she thought it means to die and her answer was perfect, what she said was ” when your body is tired and it stops working”.
on reflection I realised that I am rubbish at explaining what it means to die and I’m not sure if I am the right person to tell other peoples children my own interpretation of what it actually means to die.
My question is this – How do others explain this part of life? and do you actually feel comfortable talking about it to the children that you care for ?
I look forward to you views on the subject
Thanks you for reading ,
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