I really don’t know where it comes from, and I’m hoping it’s just a phase, but both my children are obsessed with death and dying.
Near on every day, J & K will mention death, dying or their toys will act out death scenes.
They ask constant questions about death. They ask who will look after them when we die and who will be their mummy.
On the odd occasion they have told their dad to find them a new mummy when I die (they obviously don’t want me as a mummy *sniff sniff*)
I don’t know where the obsession has come from. They don’t watch particularly harsh television. I mean, I ban them from watching The Simpsons because of the violence between Homer & Bart!!
I guess for now, I can just try to answer their questions about death as best I can, and hope that they will snap out of being so morbid!!
Is it “normal” for kids to be so obsessed with death? Has your child/ren ever been through this phase before? How did you overcome it??
|K acting out a “dead” scene with her toys|