Death of a beloved pet

In this month’s ‘Maggie Moment’, parenting author and educator Maggie Dent talks about how to support your children when a beloved pet dies, or is unwell and about to be euthanised. Maggie urges parents to speak plainly about what happens when an animal dies, and ways to gradually explore this with children — particularly towards the end of a pet’s life. She guides parents through the heartbreaking task of farewelling a beloved pet and advises some ways to remember them forever in your family’s hearts.


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