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When a pet dies (the goldfish funeral)
Children and pet loss
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For many children, the death of a pet may be their first encounter with loss and they're usually left feeling confused and heartbroken.

Read more: Goodbye beloved furball

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Helping your child deal with the grieving process is another important aspect of parenting, and something that will likely need to be dealt with at some stage if you have pets.

Being open and honest about the realities of life and death is key to helping your children understand and accept the loss of a pet.

As insignificant as the fish is made out to be by the mother in the following video (and who knows what made her decide to film her child's sadness), kids take the death of a pet to heart. Parents need to be extremely careful with what they say and how they choose to support their kids during a sensitive time.

How do you help your child understand the loss of a pet?

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