Lena - posted on 07/02/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
My 26year old brother died, (committed suicide), almost a month ago now. My 4 year old son does not know, although I am sure he has become aware of the conversations as we do talk lovingly remembering him. We do not talk about my brothers choice or how he passed or that he passed around my son. My counselor has advised me that the sooner I tell my son that his uncle has died the better. I am planning to tell him that his heart stopped working, and that he died. I am planning to answer whatever questions he has. I am looking to see if anyone else has had this similar dilemma and if there is any further advice out there for me before I embark on this part of the journey.