Death is a topic in our Philosophy curriculum by Marietta McCarty: Little Big Minds: Sharing Philosophy with Kids
I had already been wondering how to delve into this conversation. She gives an excellent and thought-provoking, but not scary, treatment of the topic. And I have lots of picture books about death which make it gentle for kids.
In fact, DEATH is a section in our family's library. But I also have books which take a more adult view and I was wondering whether to have a more practical approach to the conversation. Like, what would you do with your time if you knew you were about to die (the subject of Murray's article). That section of our library also has a book I bought when going through my church's therapy for recovering from divorce, One Month to Live: Thirty Days to a No-Regrets Life
Deciding whether to add this book to our curriculum is an interesting question. And, if not, at what age would this be of value to an adolescent? The search for meaning to our lives is a key question at that age. Anyone have thoughts about this?