S3E5: How Do I Talk to Children About Death?

A grandpa reading Everyone Dies and yes, it is Normal to a young boy. https://everyonediesthebook.com
Grandpa reading Everyone Dies, and Yes is Normal to the star of the story, Jax.

We provide several tools for you in this episode.

How do I explain someone died to a child? What do they understand? What tools are available to help me? We answer all these questions and more in this podcast, and have extra resources for you from previous content and a presentation Dr. Matzo made about this very topic.

We are pleased to bring you an interview where Marianne was interviewed by Dr. Diana Mason about talking with children about death. Please also check out our children’s book Everyone Dies and yes, it is normal.

Our Guest (Interviewer):

This week we share an interview Marianne did with Dr. Diana Mason on HealthCetera. This show provides evidence-based news, analysis and commentary and have fostered a place where diverse, dynamic, front-line experts discuss the latest real-world effects of healthcare and health policy. They believe journalism has an inherent role in promoting a healthy and just society. http://healthmediapolicy.com/

Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN

Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN

Senior Policy Service Professor, Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement, George Washington University School of Nursing
Programme Director, International Council of Nurses, Global Nursing Leadership Institute Professor Emerita, Hunter College, City University of New York
Producer and Moderator, HealthCetera in the Catskills, WIOX Radio at wioxradio.org

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From Everyone Dies:

Everyone Dies: and yes, it is normal!

Everyone Dies (and yes, it is normal) is a story about a young boy named Jax who finds something special on the beach where he and his grandpa Pops are enjoying a wonderful day. Pops helps Jax understand that death is a normal part of life. This book provides an age appropriate, non-scary, comfortable way to introduce the important topic of mortality to a preschool child. Its simple explanation will last a lifetime. Autographed copies for sale at: www.everyonediesthebook.com. Also available at Amazon

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