The way we communicate with our kids can impact their ability to learn, listen and respond to us. In this new series, psychologists, educators, and childcare experts answer our queries on communicating with children across various topics, from talking about death and mortality to sexuality, mental health, finance, and more.
As an adult, it’s never easy to deal with death. And it could be harder for children to process situations like the loss or illness of a loved one. How do we help children confront a loss or broach tough subjects like death, and what are the right words to say?
We tap Safe Space therapist Jeslyn Lim as well as Celynn Chang, senior counsellor, and manager at Boys’ Town Clinical Intervention Centre, for useful takeaways on how parents can discuss topics like mortality and loss.