How to talk to children about death

18 February 2015

The Copper Tree jacketHilary Robinson is the author of more than 40 books for young children. Her book, The Copper Tree, was the first of a series of picture-books tackling challenging social issues such as prejudice, adoption and bereavement.

I should have been told mum had died

14 November 2011

Sarah was nine when her mother died. Immediately shipped off to family and friends, she wasn't told what had happened until after the funeral. Now aged 50 with two adult children of her own, she talks about the life-long impact this has had on her.  

Dying and death are very personal matters and as such this is a difficult piece to write, but as I firmly believe that sharing these experiences can help others I am going to give it a go.

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