Many myths about the needs of grieving children exist, and chief among these is that the age of the child dictates whether he or she should attend a funeral, memorial and/or burial service. The reality is that a childs age should never dictate whether he or she should attend a funeral, memorial and/or burial service.
Should my 4 year old go to a funeral?
As a general guideline, children should be allowed to attend a wake, funeral and burial if they want to. Children should never be forced to attend a funeral or memorial service.
Should a toddler go to a funeral?
It may be appropriate to bring a younger child to a funeral if he/she is the son or daughter of the deceased. With the loss of a sibling, it usually is appropriate for children to attend the funeral. A child may in some way feel responsible for the siblings death or suffer from survivor guilt.
Why Sanyasis are buried?
Why are Sanyasis buried It is Hindu tradition to cremate their dead to release the soul of the deceased. It is believed that the Agni sanskara, will help the departed soul to relinquish attachments and lose moha on this physical body without hovering and continue his upward journey towards heaven.
Can a 2 year old understand death?
Infants & toddlers Infants and toddlers do not understand death, but they can sense what their caregiver is experiencing. Take care of yourself and recognize your own need to grieve.