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346 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 16 years ago by falconwing

Should young children go to wakes/funerals?
I think that the child should be at least 6 years old before seeing a body in a casket.


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16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/26/03 - 9:10:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, they should go. Death is a part of life, and they need to get used to it.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/26/03 - 9:11:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
If they are old enough to understand death as part of life, then yes, they should be allowed to go, if they want to.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/26/03 - 9:24:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
I totally agree with bobbncoll
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/26/03 - 9:27:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
just let them go it's basically a big pary anyway.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/26/03 - 9:28:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
WTF is a pary?
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/26/03 - 9:29:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
party my keyboard sucks
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/26/03 - 9:29:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
Oh, OK.

Sorry. Didn't meant to be a spelling Nazi.

16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/26/03 - 9:31:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't see the big deal. As long as the kid can have some grasp of what's happening, and is well-behaved.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/26/03 - 7:13:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
yeah, i remember my grandpa's funeral from when i was like 4... it was the first time i could grasp death. who's to put an age limit on funerals?? the kids are going to hear you talking about it, crying, praying, ect. and it only seems fair they should attend as a life experience, permitted they are behaved, as camelboy said.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/26/03 - 7:21:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
Of course.

I wasn't taken to my mother's funeral at the age of 4 and I'm still upset that I wasn't allowed to go. My family's sorrow and mother's absence was disorienting to me as a small child, and I felt that if the concept had been explained to me and made tangible by the funeral I would have understood.

However, the child's behavior is important; I can imagine how frustrating it would be to have a loud or obnoxious child at a funeral.

16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 11/10/03 - 4:40:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
I said no for the reason that they tend to not behave. I remember being at a wake and this kid kept running around screaming Hulk Smash! Hulk Smash! And the mother was so numb that she just sat there, she coulnd't get up to stop the kid but she couldn't do anything else. Bah.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 11/10/03 - 4:44:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
Jesus. I want to go to the funerals Czar goes to. I've never been to one that was a party, and I've been to a lot.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 11/10/03 - 7:42:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't know. My prents never took me when I was little. I probably wouldn't want to if I had kids either.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 11/10/03 - 7:43:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
I mean, if you take them to the wake, and they can see the body.. that can be traumatizing. I still can't forget the way my grandma looked and I was 16 at the time.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 11/14/03 - 11:48:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why not? Like Staygold82 said: death is a part of life.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 11/19/03 - 12:10:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
No way.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 11/19/03 - 12:14:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
No.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 12/18/03 - 1:05:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. I went to my brother's funeral when I was three. I don't think I could have had closure on his death unless I was there. It's a memory I treasure despite it being not a very good memory.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 12/18/03 - 1:06:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
I could not have had closure. sorry.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/22/03 - 9:52:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
I see no problem with it...they have to get used to the idea at some point.....



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