Kids Talk Back--What Children Say about Funerals
These kids' comments were made by children attending Karen Nilsen's STAR classes at the Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel during 1997-2001.
Kids' Comment of the Week
Christine, age 7: "I want to tie my STAR message to a balloon
so Grandpa can
Although I deal in facts when it comes to explaining the preparation
of the body, the physical appearance, and the way the deceased will feel,
I leave all spiritual beliefs and explanations to the individual family.
This is an area I do not venture into. If a child tells me, "Grandma
is in heaven," I can and will wholeheartedly agree. For questions
concerning the final destination of the "spirit", I reflect
the question back to the child and ask them what their family has told
them. I also encourage them to talk to their
The intent of the STAR Class is not to be a grief therapy or counseling
Share Your Child's Comments
Would you like to share something your child has said about the death of a loved one, a funeral, or a visitation? Enter it in the form below and hit submit; we'll post it on the funeralplan.com website.
Your entry may also be included in an upcoming book developed by STAR class creator Karen Nilsen. (Please note that submitting a quote automatically grants permission for inclusion in the book).
Please include the child's first name and age in your submission.