Community Preview

Here’s what parents are talking about on Kindship.

19 days ago

0

Explaining death to nuerodiverse children

Having the death talk...My step dad passed away last night from a heart attack, how to I advise miss 14 (ASD 2, Aspergers ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, MOOD Disorder, tourettes)
Heading
0

Show your support

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
19 days ago

I know you can get books about explaining deaf to a child and I’m so so sorry for your loss

19 days ago

Use simple words to talk about death. ... Listen and comfort. ... Put feelings into words. ... Tell your child what to expect. ... Explain events that will happen. ... Give your child a role. ... Help your child remember the person. ... Give comfort and reassure your child.

19 days ago

My biggest advice to you going forward is be prepared for lots of conversations about it. My ASD girl at the randomest times will bring things up & ask questions. I am always as honest as possible including that some answers no one knows for sure. Be gentle on yourself too

19 days ago

Firstly I am sorry for your loss. I lost my mother when my eldest 3 were young and we have unfortunately lost a few close friends over the last couple of years. They also lost a school friend young. So we have had a few of these conversationn. I have found sitting my children down and telling them gently, allowing for plenty of questions and talking about when we can and can’t talk about death. We talk about what we can do to help those grieving maybe make a meal or buy groceries. We also make a little something with messages to the loved one we have lost. Usually a letter or note attached to a flower for the service.

19 days ago

Sorry for you loss. It isn’t easy. I had to have this talk November last year with my daughter (Down’s syndrome). We explained that grandma was sick and her heart stopped working. We can’t see her anymore but we can talk to her as she is up with the clouds and stars. My girl Has the concept and even now still has sad moments about grandma and not being able to see her. Allow the questions, tears and cuddles if needed.

19 days ago

So sorry for your loss. My mother has been quite unwell and I asked my sons psychologist about how to prepare for this discussion. She recommended that we be very real and honest, to allow him to see our sadness and not hide it. As they struggle with emotions showing ours helps them express theirs. She also printed out a social story around death to help with the discussion. Hope this helps a little, completely understand how difficult is and I don't really think there is a right or wrong way x

19 days ago

Explaining death to nuerodiverse children
0