Should I let my child go to a funeral?
Posted on 12th February 2017 at 11:14
A question we often get asked is “should I take my young child to a funeral?” At Grief Recovery, we believe that all feelings are normal and natural including sad or painful ones so it would be easy to say “yes of course”. The real question is whether your child is old enough to hang around relatively quietly while the adults do what they must do. If they can do that then yes, they should go.
Crucially before that happens the child needs to know what to expect and what your expectations are of them so you’ll need to do some explaining before the event: