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What is the best way to tell a sensitive 10 year old that her beloved cat is dead?
She is extremely sensitive. Has suffered a few loses in her short life. Her kitty got out and was missing for a few days. My sister got a call the other day that the kitty was hit by a car, had died and someone brought it to the side of the road.
My sister doesn’t want to tell her that the cat was killed. She also doesn’t think that it’s right to tell my niece that the kitten ran away, thinking that my niece will hold out hope that the kitty will come back.
How would you handle this situation?