Children of all ages will probably need a lot of support when someone close to them is dying. It can help to know what they might ask and what they need.
Children find the death of a very close relative very hard. Knowing how to help and support your children before you die can help them cope afterwards.
Children can ask quite difficult questions when someone is dying. You might find it helpful to prepare and think what you are going to say.
How you talk to children about dying will depend on how old they are.
It can be very difficult to know whether to keep sending your children to school every day when someone in the family might die soon.
There are healthcare professionals, websites and booklets that can help children of all ages when someone is dying.