Teaching Children about Death

The Time of Death can be mystifying and troubling to a young person. We at Singing Hills Memorial Park help children understand the processes of dying, death and bereavement and how it affects their lives.  Our children’s program offers interactive discussions of what happens when a person dies, what the children will see, and examination of the caskets help children deal with the situation in an honest and caring setting before seeing their grandparent or other loved one. We encourage children to be part of the funeral by putting pictures, letters or other meaningful items in the casket. Young people may also act as honorary pallbearers during the service.

Should The Children Know?

Learning to accept death is a natural experience in life which, must not be ignored. Talking about death is necessary. It is a vital part of every child’s development.

How Should I Explain Death?
Death is a subject most of us do not like to talk about but eventually we all have to face it. We, at Singing Hills Memorial Park would like to help prepare your family before the need arises. We have designed a program to meet the needs of your family, in respect to the ages of your children, your faith issues and cultural beliefs.

When & How Do We Participate?
Individual appointments will be made for your family or group at a time that is mutually convenient to your family and ours. The program is best conducted at Singing Hills Memorial Park this gives the children more of a hands on approach to learning. The intention of the program is to give a better understanding, and remove the mystery around what happens when a person dies. Depending on the ages of your children, and the size of your family or group, we would like you to allow us 60 minutes for discussion, tour, and questions.

What age should attend?
If the child is old enough to walk let him/her walk with you into the funeral home, if not carry them in with you.