A family friend passed away and their funeral visitation is today. I'd like to go and pay my respects to the family. I'm going to take my child to my parents house.
My child hasn't been to a funeral in a long time so she won't remember ever going to one. She's really sensitive and I'm scared that seeing people crying will upset her. She knows that people die and go to heaven.
I have doubts as how she'll handle it. I don't want to upset my baby- she'll be 4 in November.
What do y'all think? Should young children go to funeral homes?
I'd like to hear from y'all on small kids and funerals.
- Yea, it's ok. Death is something we can't avoid.Vote A
- No, small children are too little and may get upset.Vote B
- Other- State what you think, please.Vote C
Then we went out to her favorite restaurant. So the evening went good.
Most Helpful Guy
I think you made right call - Leave your child with your parents - She won't understand the grief4
Most Helpful Girl
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with taking small children to funerals. However you should not take them to anymore then are necessary to be at. I started going to funerals when I was 4. I’ve been going ever since I’m 15 now almost 16 and I’ve been to 15 funerals for many different people, Family. Family friends, my parents friends parents. It starts to become to much. Personally I hate funerals and it has caused me to have very little care when I hear someone dies1