When your family suffers a loss, it can be hard initially to make decisions. You are emotional and you might feel like you are in a fog. But you will have to move forward with plans and the Jewish funeral home in Edison, NJ is here to help you with those from start to finish. One of the decisions you will have to make is whether or not you are going to bring your child with you to the funeral home service. That, of course, is going to be completely up to you. Here are some things that will make you feel good about taking them, if that’s what you end up doing.
They Are Well Behaved
If your child is used to going to adult events and they can be well mannered for long periods of time, they might be good children to take to a funeral home service. You know you can count on them to behave well and you aren’t worried about taking them somewhere of this nature.
They Can Sit For An Hour Or More
Perhaps you take your child to synagogue weekly, and they sit still for an hour or more during those services. The funeral services will be similar in length, and you can trust your child to be able to sit through it without causing any disruptions. You know they will do well at the service, too, since they are used to things that require sitting without making too much noise.
They Are In A Good Age Range
Younger children are often in full motion at all times, and they may not realize what death is all about and what is going on around them at a funeral home service. But children of the right age can sit still, understand the seriousness and the somberness of the occasion, and can go along with the traditions before them. Not every child will be of an age where they are capable of such things.
They Knew The Person Who Passed
If it was your child’s grandparent or someone else in their life that they were close to, taking them to the service might be a good idea for their own grieving process. They might need closure and a chance to say goodbye, just like you do. And taking them to the funeral home can give them a sense of what goes on around a death in the family.
When you work with a Jewish funeral home in Edison, NJ on final services for a loved one, the professionals aren’t going to tell you what decisions to make, especially regarding what you should do about your child attending or not attending what you set up. But if you tell us about your child, we can give you ideas and recommendations based on our experience. We want to support you through this process in any way possible and that means considering your whole family in every part of the event.