Comments for: Dealing with the death of a family pet

Posted Feb. 13, 2012, at 10:33 p.m.

Q. My children’s pet parakeet died today and I still haven’t told the kids. What do I say? And how do I say it? It will be the first death they’ve ever had to face. A. It’s not easy to explain a pet’s death — or any death — to …

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