(Inadequately) Talking to My Kid About Death

January 15, 2015 11:08 PM

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This past year, our family has experienced the death of my grandma and the recent deaths of both my husband's father and our family dog, Sammy.

In the midst of grief, we had to deliver our own poorly-planned, scrambled explanations of death to our youngest son Aaron, who is 11 and has Down syndrome. At the best of times, I have a hard time guessing what's going on in Aaron's head. His cognitive disability means that he doesn't always acknow...

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