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Dear David Coleman: Should I bring my son to his grandad's funeral?

Q I have a beautiful eight-year-old boy. He is very sensitive, you'd almost say soft, but I love that about him. He is our only child. My husband's father passed away in England and the funeral will be in a couple of weeks. I really don't know whether to bring my son to the funeral. He still talks about my father, who died when he was just four, and occasionally gets upset (as he didn't have any grandparents left in Ireland). I just feel the funeral might be too overwhelming and upsetting for him. What do you think - should we bring him or not?

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