J Edwards Funeral Directors Waterllovill & Bedhapmton

Children at the funeral

You may be undecided about whether to allow a child to go to the funeral.
The answer will of course depend on the child. Often our first reaction is
to try to spare children an upsetting experience, but attending the funeral
may help them to come to terms with the death. We do not advise that you
force children to attend if they do not want to do so. However, not being
allowed to go may cause them to worry about what is happening and why they
are being kept away.

If you take children to a funeral we recommend that you prepare them beforehand
by telling them what to expect. Someone close to the children should stay with
them throughout the service.