Media and Life Stages
Please provide a 500 word academically supported response to the following discussion prompt:
Is open communication important in relating the concepts of dying and death to children? Why or why not? What euphemisms are commonly used to explain death and dying to children? Do these euphemisms serve a developmental purpose or should parents avoid them? Do you recommend parents read children’s stories that directly address death and dying to their children, such as stories by the Brothers Grimm, or should these stories be softened to avoid scaring young children? How should a child’s age affect a parent’s communication around death and dying? Are there limitations to the developmental approach to understanding death conceptualizations?
2 pages / 550 words