Death of a Pet: Child

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Pet Lovers ~ What Would You Do About This Cat??

L.M. asks from Chicago

I have a cat who is 12 years old. As she has gotten older, she has developed a sensitive digestive system and often has very soft poo. It's not diarrhea where she c...


How to Tell 5-Year-old That We're Losing Her Grandpa..

M.B. asks from Milwaukee

Hi helpful mamas... You always have such great advice for me... today I am beside myself. For the past couple of years my Dad has been battling cancer. He lives hal...


5-Year-old Said Something Hurtful

A.G. asks from Bangor

This is such a long and complicated story...I'll try to keep it short. Tonight I was helping my oldest daughter to bed, brushing her teeth, etc. Now, she is 5, but ...


What Would You Do If Your Cat........????

D.R. asks from Benton Harbor

Ok, I have a cat and we do love him dearly, but I'm not so sure it is worth it to keep him!! We live in an apartment house type thing and when someone new moved upsta...


Death of a Pet

L.E. asks from San Francisco

So my parent's dog just passed away yesterday and I need your wisdom in how to prepare my 3y/o for the fact that he will not be there the next time we go over. He's ...


What to Do with My Cat?

C.S. asks from Minneapolis

I am at my wits end with my 10-year-old cat and don't know what to do. She was diagnosed with diabetes a few months ago and we now have it under control with only on...


Pop Culture of the 5 Year Old

J.K. asks from Chicago

I have a nearly 5 year old with Aspergers. He is VERY naive and innocent, and I feel it's time to introduce him to the pop culture of 5 year olds so he will fit in b...


How Do You Explain the Death of a Pet to a Toddler?

J.C. asks from Boston

Hi Mamas, I've written before and gotten wonderful answers/advice/help from everyone - thank you all so much. My question today is: how do you explain the death of ...


Death of a Beloved Pet

K.M. asks from Charlotte

I need some help deciding how to explain the death of our dog Cooper to our 3 year old, CAllie. Cooper is 14 years old and has multiple cancers. We will probably ha...


Sassy 6 Year Old

D.M. asks from Denver

I may have asked this before, but feeling a bit frustrated again... My 6 year old daugher is bright, creative, full of endless energy and sassy. She can be very swee...