Should Parents Bring Their Kids With Them to Funeral Homes?

Posted on September 20, 2021 by W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors under Funeral Home
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Have you been kicking around the idea of potentially bringing your kids with you when you attend services at one of the funeral homes in Tupelo, MS? This is something that many parents think about prior to making their way to funeral services. If you’re on the fence about doing it, there are some questions that you should consider before making a decision one way or the other. Answer these questions to see if it’s going to be a good idea to take your kids to a funeral home.

Are my kids old enough to attend funeral services?

There isn’t really a “right age” to start bringing kids with you to funeral homes for Tupelo, MS funeral services. But you’re usually going to want to shy away from bringing very young kids with you to funeral services. If your kids are only, say, 3 or 4 years old, a funeral home isn’t going to be the place for them. You’ll want to wait until your kids are a little bit older before you even consider letting them come to a funeral home with you.

Will my kids understand what’s happening during funeral services?

Have you ever discussed the concept of death with your kids? Or have you at least shed some light on what funerals are? If you just answered “no” to both of these questions, then your kids might not have a good enough understanding of what’s happening during funeral services. You want them to have some general idea of what funeral services will have in store for them before you bring them along to these services.

Are my kids going to behave throughout funeral services?

The last thing that you want is for your kids to come along with you to funeral services and misbehave. If they do this, they might make it impossible for you to pay your respects to the person who has died. They might also make it challenging for others to pay attention to what’s going on during the funeral services. If you’re going to bring kids with you to a funeral, it’s imperative that they be on their best behavior at all times.

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Is there a chance I might regret not bringing my kids to funeral services?

When you first start mulling over the idea, you might not think that it’s a great idea for you to bring your kids to a funeral home. But if the funeral services being held there are for an immediate family member or a close family friend, you might come to regret your decision later. There is no way to go back in time and have your kids come with you to funeral services. So if you think that they should be there for one reason or another, you shouldn’t hesitate to bring them.

Does your family want to plan funeral services for a loved one and welcome the kids in your family to attend them? W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors can make this possible for you when you make Tupelo, MS funeral arrangements for your loved one through us. Reach out to us today for all your family’s funeral needs.

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