Ep. 182: Talking to Kids About Death

December 27, 2021

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In the segment “Mom Confessions,” Laura and Shanna divulge some of their deepest, darkest, most hilarious mom secrets, as they dive into the topics of hiding from toddlers, feeding kids inappropriate things and more! Also, Shanna talks about the death of her family’s dog and how she talked about it with her kids, and Laura reports on the big feelings she had when purging baby items. Finally they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s kids are 2.5 and 5 years old, and Laura’s kids are 2.5 years old and 9 months old.

Show Notes:

  • Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children* by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen. Shanna highly recommends this book for introducing the idea of death to young children, and she used it to help talk about her family dog's recent passing.
  • The Invisible String* by Patrice Karst and Joanne Lew-Vriethoff. Shanna also used this book to help talk to her kids about their dog's passing.
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