This is one of the most thorough articles I’ve read on Medium. It’s an excellent topic and your dedication to truly helping us talk to our children is much appreciated! I’m excited to check out more of your work. My boys have a lot of fear around death, especially mine, their Dad and theirs. Even though we’re all healthy, knowing we all die scares them. I need to do a better job of answering their questions and your tips will help.
Also, emotion regulation and co-regulation are a focus of mine right now. Dan Siegel and Marc Brackett are my current resources to better help me navigate this journey. I realize I need to first regulate and practice the methods in order to help my boys do the same.