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This is how Disney films can help parents talk about death with their kids — Dying & Death Talk

“It’s important not to dismiss your child if they do ask about death, Linda E. Olszewski, an assistant professor of pediatrics and adolescent medicine at Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “Don’t put up blockades or shut them down when they try to ask or communicate this curiosity,” she says. And, above all, be honest and genuine with your answers.”

My kids have already been exposed to death, attended funerals, lost a school mate in a terrible accident, and I am a social worker who works with older adults. They know they can talk to me about anything including death. I make a point to tell them everything will die; the trees, the flowers, grass, animals and even us eventually. Make the most of the time you have. Be respectful, kind, empathic to others…

 

Courtesy of Yahoo! Lifestyle | Originally Published 10.19.2017 | Posted 10.26.2017 Many Disney and Pixar movies have a character death that’s central to the plot: Gramma Tala in Moana, Mufasa in The Lion King, Elsa and Anna’s parents in Frozen, Bambi’s mother, and Hiro’s big brother in Big Hero 6, to name a few. While these moments are emotional and kind of […]

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