As parents, we often find ourselves discussing subjects with our children that we aren't truly comfortable talking about. In my home it's no different. We talk about everything; sometimes we talk about life, and death. These conversations are sparked by prayers before bed, overhearing a conversation between adults, and the keen awareness children seem to have when others are experiencing sadness.
Regardless of beliefs, our children look to us – their caregivers – for reassurance and security. If they can see the fear in our eyes when we change the topic of conversation or stumble on our words, what could we possibly teach them about the afterlife that they would believe?
Heidi Oran is the founder of The Conscious Perspective, a blog providing education and awareness about Personal Growth, Spirituality, and Humanitarian issues. You can visit The Conscious Perspective here, and connect with Heidi via Facebook, or Twitter.