Friday, November 3, 2017

Crew Round Table Bites: Ep. 4 - Death Education

"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." - Benjamin Franklin

No truer words have ever been spoken, yet, while we *LOVE* to talk about taxes and how much we hate them, in today's society we are increasingly leaving the discussion of death behind.

​We discussed the new Ontario sex education ​curriculum back in Episode 11 of the Crew Round Table podcast, and spoke about how people want to shut down the conversation surrounding sex and teenagers because it makes them uncomfortable. Well we seem to have already done that when speaking about death, both ours and of our loved ones.

​JR and Gino come together in today's episode of Crew Round Table ​Bites and examine how death has become relatively rarer that it used to be and how that has made it a taboo subject, how discussing your parents' funeral arrangements can save you stress in your time of grief, and when exactly is the best age to start teaching your children about death? Are we doing children a disservice when we use euphemisms about sending Fido to the farm? Should we teach this to children as part of the curriculum and prepare them for a world where people die?

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