1. Before viewing with your child: Preview the video by yourself first. If you decide to share it with your child, explain that it’s about a little monster named Buddy whose neighbor died, and Buddy is feeling sad and confused.
  2. View the video together once. On a second viewing, you might pause whenever children seem interested or have questions, or when something seems similar to their experience.
  3. After viewing: Talk with children.
    • Answer any questions children may have with simple, honest language. Explain that, when someone dies, their body stops working.
    • Help children name their feelings and express them. Reassure children that it’s okay to feel many feelings, even all at once.
    • If you’ve lost a loved one, spend time remembering special moments spent with them.