kids-griefI’m seeking some resources. A fellow staff member emailed me yesterday with the subject line: explaining to a 5yr old that her grandma is dying.

The short email said, “On the subject line, do you know what do to?  Do you prepare them?  If so, how?  If not, what do you tell them when it happens?”

I’ve got some ideas and a few theories. However, I can’t remember the last time I was asked this and I honestly don’t remember what I said. I can’t guarantee that advice I’ve given in the past was the best either as I’ve had so little experience in this area.

So, I’m throwing this question out to those of you who’ve had some experience dealing with this situation. How would you answer this question if it came from one of your church parents or friends. You’d be talking to another Christ follower, so feel free to speak from that context. Do you have any resources that you’d recommend?

Thanks for your help!