Posted by: SHREK | 2008/06/12

5yr old inquiring mind

" why must we all die mommy?" my baby and youngest 5-year old boy frequently asks. He has a seven year old brother that he's very fond of.Surrounded by a close-knit ,loving family.An older brother of 14 and a older sister of 17.Extremely witty my 5-yr old is , hence a simply answer just doesn't satisfy.
Please help.

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Clever kids have the capacity to ask simple and difficult questions which adults find very hard to answer. There are, mainly from America, some excellent books on discussing death with kids ; I remember a good one by my old friend Rabbi Earl Grollman, for instance. Check on to compare alternatives with reviews fro other readers, then price them at,, and

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Posted by: Gentle Voice Of Reason (GVOR) | 2008/06/12

Thats so sweet man! I wish I could have such a big family, lots of beautiful children to spend my days with. I only have one right now. Dont know if I can be brave enough to have four. Good luck though with all the intelligent questions and the ever enquiring minds!

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Posted by: Lin | 2008/06/12

There's a very helpful book called "When Dinosaurs Die - A guide to understanding death" by Laurie K. Brown & Marc Tolon Brown.

I think it's perfect for your little boy.

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