Giving the children the news of death

Shortly after the death occurs, the child should be given the news of his death by someone whom he trusts and sees close.

Piaget mentions that in his cognitive development theory, children’s ability to think abstractly develops after the age of 12. For this reason, I suggest that you say that the words “he went to heaven, God took him because he loved him” in children whose abstract idea skills are not fully developed, died directly because they would sound complicated. It is valuable to make the child feel that you are with him by allowing him to convey his feelings and cry. If the deceased wishes to go to the grave, a grave visit can be made with a trusted adult. He should be allowed to experience the loss and mourning process without damaging his sense of trust by guiding his compelling feelings. Otherwise, he may feel that his feelings are not cared for.