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How to Respond When Kids Ask About Cremation


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Have your kids started asking you a whole lot of questions about cremation services in Redwood City, CA? If so, it shouldn’t necessarily come as a huge surprise to you. There are more people being cremated these days than ever before, so it’s only a matter of time before your kids hear someone mention cremation services. And when they do, they’ll likely have questions for you. Here is how you should respond to these questions.


Begin by asking your kids what they know about cremation already.


As we just alluded to, there is a good chance that your kids have already heard things about Redwood City, CA cremations if they’re coming to you with questions. So you should kick things off by having them explain what they know about cremation services. It’ll give you a better indication as to where you should start while discussing cremation with your kids.


Answer as many of your kids’ questions about cremation as you can.


Once you’ve assessed the situation and figured out what your kids already know about cremation services, you should start to answer their questions. Use your own knowledge of cremation to fill them in on what they need to know. Just make sure that you’re careful about not saying too much about cremation, especially if your kids are still on the younger side. The last thing that you want to do is scare your kids when they’re genuinely just curious about cremation.


Look up the answers to any cremation-related questions that you aren’t sure about.


You might not be able to answer every single question about cremation that your kids have off the top of your head. If there are any questions that you’re unable to answer, you should go ahead and look up the answers with your kids. It’ll be a good opportunity for you and your kids to get more familiar with the cremation process together. It’ll also teach your kids how to find good sources online when they want to learn about a particular topic.


Continue to discuss cremation with your kids moving forward.


You aren’t going to be able to break down all of the different ins and outs of cremation services during a single conversation with your kids. You will need to revisit this topic in the future to discuss it further. You shouldn’t be shy about bringing the topic up again if someone in your family is cremated or if you hear cremation mentioned on TV or in a movie. This is the type of topic that you’ll want to keep on talking about so that your kids are able to come to you with any and all questions they might have.



Do you want to get a better grasp of the Redwood City, CA cremation process before sitting down with your kids to talk about cremation services? Our funeral home can explain more about cremation to you so that you fully understand it. Contact us now to speak with a funeral director about cremations.

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