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    I also think it a bit ridiculous to be talking about how children should behave at a funeral and how they should be acting. Everyone, including adults grieve differently, I've known heaps that go off the rails when a loved one dies - myself included. There is no correct way to grieve.

    I think far too often people just assume that kids don't get it, or they aren't saddened or grieving because they are still playing. But that just is not the case at all.

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    I think kids understand more than we give them credit for. I think most kids can read the tone of the occasion and recognise that people are sad (maybe not always the young ones say 2yo and under). I think if it's explained simply to kids then they get it ie, "mummy is feeling sad today because she has to say goodbye to grandma. Lots of people will be sad today so you need to be a good girl/boy. If you're a good girl/boy we can go to the park this afternoon/tomorrow" etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theoneandonlyem View Post
    I think kids understand more than we give them credit for. I think most kids can read the tone of the occasion and recognise that people are sad (maybe not always the young ones say 2yo and under). I think if it's explained simply to kids then they get it ie, "mummy is feeling sad today because she has to say goodbye to grandma. Lots of people will be sad today so you need to be a good girl/boy. If you're a good girl/boy we can go to the park this afternoon/tomorrow" etc.

    Exactly this. It's amazing how much they pick up even in just body language.


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