How do you explain to your kids about death/dying/heaven? If you're Athiest do you mention heaven?
Our dog just had to be put down. He was only 15 months old but we've been back and forth to the vets for almost 3 months with breathing and vomiting problems.
The girls asked where he went and we told him the truth, that he was very sick and the vet couldn't fix him so he died.
They kept asking if he could get better and come back to our house.
My Mum had mentioned heaven before when my Nan died so we said he was there with her.
Now they keep asking about it; how did he get up so high in the clouds (lol!), why can't we go and get him but worst of all worrying if any of us get sick that the doctor can't fix us, we'll all die and they'll "miss us too much".
I just told them that will never happen which isn't truthful really so how can I explain better to them? They're 4...