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Simply tell them that the person is gone, I would tell them the truth. But I would also tell them that a person only truly dies once they are forgotten. I'd leave the rest up to him to decide.
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"They ran away"


You would not?


I would not what? Tell the kid that? Sure I would.


Oh wow! You'll really tell a three year old that!


What's wrong with that? They're 3 and don't care if someone dies. They'll forget all about it in like an hour anyways.
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"being dead is like when you computer runs out of power."
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tachyonicneutrino wrote: But I would also tell them that a person only truly dies once they are forgotten. I'd leave the rest up to him to decide.
yeah like many disney movies.


They would allways be in here
*takes your hand on the chest*
and up here
Even though that up here (as memories.. what memories would a 3 year child have?..)

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i guess so.
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Bad fairies kidnapped their souls? It's easier to tell them how Santa is able to deliver presents to so many children in one night than to explain death.
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in our classroom we say "passed away". if they dont get it, simply say they died. just be calm and quiet when you say it. it's okay if they don't get it right then. they're only 3. they will understand later.

source: i am preschool teacher. we have a fish tank in our classroom. that sometimes has fish. lol
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I'm trying to decipher what you said, because it's not making sense.
Making up lies about their deaths, or beating around the bush is worse if anything. Teaching children the natural cycle of existence isn't a bad thing, it's telling the child the truth instead of making up fantasies to ease their pain.
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wavves wrote:
Making up lies about their deaths, or beating around the bush is worse if anything.
never said lying was a good thing?..

Sogno- wrote:
source: i am preschool teacher. we have a fish tank in our classroom. that sometimes has fish. lol
even though thats a fish, not the same thing.
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Bad fairies kidnapped their souls? It's easier to tell them how Santa is able to deliver presents to so many children in one night than to explain death.



*looks at the spoiler* Can you not do that? Now my heart aches!
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So what exactly was the point you were trying to make?
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Fixed it and my apologies for putting it in.
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Sogno- wrote:

in our classroom we say "passed away". if they dont get it, simply say they died. just be calm and quiet when you say it. it's okay if they don't get it right then. they're only 3. they will understand later.

source: i am preschool teacher. we have a fish tank in our classroom. that sometimes has fish. lol


Alright then.
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child, as we grow we start to determine what it means to be alive. some see value in monetary possessions. others in friendship and love but the truth is that we have no value. our lives are but a fleeting existence that is filled with pain and despair. we cannot hope to achieve meaning in life, all we can do is try to forget about the inevitable end when we fade to dust, broken and forgotten. as you grow look upon your peers and see the light fade from their eyes as they start to realise the world is truly pointless and that their cares and hobbies are just a distraction meant to keep them happy in a society that feeds of the empty lives of those within it. we will all die eventually, we cannot escape this, but don't be distraught my child. we are only given one life so go out and live it. it may be hard sometimes to justify a meaningless existence but remember, even though we eventually fade to dust that dust will hold the seeds of the next generation and the cycle will continue. if you fill your life with things and people that make you happy you can look back and realise that life did hold joys after all despite the bleak realities of existence. you are but an individual, a small insignificant one at that, but that doesn't mean you can't live a full and rich life. face your problems head on and never except failure. your life is your own. no one else's

and that's why we don't run with scissors
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Jackalope82 wrote:

Fixed it and my apologies for putting it in.


It's fine. It's just that his death was the saddest in the anime.
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