Explaining Wakes to Children

Funeral Home Oahu

When planning to bring kids to a funeral home for the first time, it’s common for parents to have questions about what is appropriate and how to speak with children about death. If you will be attending a wake with your child, then there are several ways that you can prepare her for this new experience.

Start by explaining to your child what she can expect to see during the wake, including everything from the guests and flowers to the casket. Providing her with plenty of details can ready your child for the visit and make the experience feel less scary or overwhelming for her. Also, allow your child to ask any questions that she has about the wake and answer them honestly. Finally, let your child know how to behave and what might be expected of her during the wake.

Valley of the Temples Memorial Park offers grief counseling, funeral services, and cremation ceremonies at our cemetery serving Oahu, HI. If you would like to discover more about what we do, then please feel free to call us at (808) 239-8811.

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