How To Discuss The Process Of Cremation In Middletown With A Child

January, 2014 by Alma Abell

Dealing with the death of a loved one is hard enough, but when you have to explain it to a child that doesn’t quite grasp the concept of death yet, it can be a very difficult conversation. For starters, as the adult trying to explain the situation, get all the information you can before hand. While it may seem like an easy process there are many questions that a child may ask that you should come equipped for. Such as, how hot does the REtort, or cremation chamber, get? While this is an innocent question for a child, if not approached in a tactful and well-educated manner, the discussion may get quite uncomfortable.

There are many resources for both adults and children on the process of Cremation Middletown. While the process itself has been around for literally thousands of years, you can imagine the ends to a means has changed significantly over that time period. Death to a young child can be quite interesting and they are going to want to know what becomes of the body. Especially if the memorial service has the urn involved instead of a casket the questions may come at inopportune times.

The best way to explain to a child any delicate matter is to approach it with simplicity. When you are considering any child under the age of five, they may not need to know more than that the person is gone. For those over the age of five, the descriptions will be a little more in depth, but not much. Have the children lead with the questions and answer as simply as possible. This will either generate more questions or satisfy their curiosity.

If you are unsure of where to get the specific information that will help you with your discussion, there are places such as John P. Condon Funeral Home that performs this type of service. Death is hard to deal with as an adult, but can be even more so for a child that can not get answers. Never be afraid to say that you don’t know the exact process and how it is performed but that you could learn together in the hopes that both of you will better understand.