How do you help a mourning child?
2 days before Christmas,my daughter's pet of 3 years died.He actually died in my hands and she saw the whole thing. We were both crying and I was trying to save him by blowing into his mouth as he gasped for breath.Then,his heart fluttered and his eyes went glassy and he was gone.
We went out in the rain and buried him in the middle of the night.We were all upset about it.It didnt even feel like a holiday to us at all.My daughter though...has been crying everyday.
No matter what I say it doesnt really seem to help that much.
She is starting to seem kind of withdrawn too now.She has never exprienced anything/anyone dying before and I just dont know what to do to help.
We had a memorial service for the pet.I have told her he is in a better place and she will see him again someday.But everytime I console her,she only crys harder.
Please,any parent who has been through this,how do help them with the pain?
My daughter cannot get herself this worked up or she will get a stomach migraine (yes,it's a real thing~look it up) and have to go to the hospital.