Between three and seven, the concept of permanence is understood better although their thinking may sometimes be ‘magical’. They might, for example, think that you will suddenly get better if only you take a certain course of action. Children may assume that death is caused by a single action, for example by eating something bad. They may worry about pain (“Will it hurt you?”) and separation from the parent. Their understanding may be limited and contradictory. The narrative of Only One Of Me makes clear the trajectory of death: in it, the parent tells the child that he or she is loved, explains that one day they will die, reassures the child that he or she will be looked after and supported, and then departs the scene, leaving behind a message that their love lives on in the love of family and friends. If your family has spiritual/religious beliefs in a life after death, there is space for this to be addressed in a blank page at the end.