How Do I Explain Death to a Toddler?
We used to go over to her house every Saturday, and my 20-month-old knows that the day that Daddy doesn't leave is the day we see Tutu (what she calls my mom). So she has been asking me, "Where's Tutu?" every weekend. I don't know what to tell her or how to explain to her so she can understand that her Tutu is gone. It hurts me to hear her asking for her tutu and not be able to explain to her what happened. So, I've been telling her that she's not here and she'll start throwing a tantrum for her Tutu.
I'm at a loss. How do I explain to her that her Tutu is never going to come back???