Good article on the importance of introducing your child to the reality of death via a pet. Whether a goldfish or rabbit, or even the family dog, it is important to teach your child the reality of death. Of course, within a sensitive way!
The article, I Refuse To Lie To My Kid About The Death Of A Pet, by Kimmie Fink states,
“In the grand tradition of lying to our children, is the whopper we tell them when a beloved pet has died. Even before I became a mom, I never understood why parents would tell a child that their dog or cat went to live on a farm, ran away, or took a trip, instead of just telling them the truth.”
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