Talking to Your Child About the BIG Stuff

Today I had the pleasure of being a guest blogger on Leah’s Thoughts, a blog written by a fellow mom, friend, and kindest mentor in this crazy world of blogging. Thanks for posting, Leah!

Leah's Thoughts

Today’s guest post is written by Leah Prehn from Blurb My Enthusiasm. Besides sharing names, Leah is a friend, blogger, and fellow preschool mom. Her posts are just the right mix of truthfulness and sarcasm. I can truly appreciate the post Leah wrote today, especially after Sophie’s recent questionsWelcome, Leah, to Leah’s Thoughts!

What happens when you die?

Really? You’re four????

This is an all too familiar situation many of us find ourselves in, made worse when the kid asking is not our own.  After the initial shock wears off, your mind races to all the stories you’ve ever been told about the BIG stuff.  Then the realization creeps in that you don’t believe any of those stories and the trap has been set. How to do a better job of explaining things than the generation before?

I have developed my own personal strategy that I think may…

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About Blurb My Enthusiasm
40-something-yrs-old and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. My resume reads like a food court menu: educator, dog walker, product manager, executive director, managing editor - and that's just the notable titles. I entertain all offers and consider myself up for the job until someone tells me I'm not. I've never been fired. What I lack in direction, I make up for in enthusiasm.

2 Responses to Talking to Your Child About the BIG Stuff

  1. Nana says:

    Another alternative might to let siblings/friends answer. Of course, you have to first follow your advice – Keep Quiet! J (age 3) Mommy who made us, God or nature? (age 3!!!!!) While I’m trying to wrap my mind around this one, Kevin, age 5 pipes up. Ever the diplomat, he says, ” I think God made nature and nature made us.

    • Ah, yes! The sibling reply is a good one. We are not quite there yet, unless the answer to any questions is “No!” or “Ariba!” – which is all the little one wants to say these days 😉

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