Death of a Pet: Preschooler

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Talking to 4 Year Old About Dog's Death

S.H. asks from San Francisco

I need your perspective on whether to wait to have my 4 year old say goodbye to our sick dog before we put the dog to sleep. My 4 year old is out of town this weekend...


Loss of a Pet

L.J. asks from Tampa

Hi mommas!!! Three nights ago, we had to put our 14 year old lab to sleep. She got sick very suddenly and her health declined rapidly over a two day period. It was...


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...


4 Year Old Daughter Making Me Insane

A.P. asks from Chicago

I was just wondering if we are going through a normal phase. My 4 year old daughter is in the midst of the terrible 4's..(forget the terrible 2's, 4 is way worse!!)La...


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...


Seeking Advice on How to Tell 3 Year Old That Our Dog Died

A. asks from St. Louis

Thursday night, our 14 year old dog got out of our yard and was hit by a car. The vet said there was no way she'd recover (her spine was shattered and she sustained s...


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 ...


A Proper Nighttime Prayer for a 3 Year Old

S.S. asks from Jacksonville

Hi, my husband and I say the prayer "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep" with my 3 year old son every night before we go to bed. He loves saying prayers before each meal and ...


What to Tell Almost 4 Year Old About Death?

E.D. asks from Boston

HI All, My 97 year old grandmother died and I'd like to tell my daughter about it. She saw her sometimes but not frequently. My husband and I are not particularly rel...


Help. Our 3 Year Old Wakes up Every Night at Either 12, 2 or 5 Am!

E.L. asks from Syracuse

Hi. I am at wits end. Our 3 year old wakes up EVERY night and will not go back to sleep unless someone sleeps with her. We have tried the 'crying it out' deal but sh...