When my children, 5 and 6 years, said to each other, ‘be quiet dad’s coming,’ I asked why. They said I got too upset when Mum was mentioned. So a lot was never expressed amongst us due to fear of emotional upset. I somehow knew this wasn’t ok, but didn’t know what to do. I saw a programme about the ‘Winston’s Wish’. We managed to get a weekend with them. The freedom from what we got at that weekend of being able to encourage openness with death and grief has led us to becoming a more intimate and loving happy family. I wish we had more knowledge of death at that time, like we have learnt from your evening tonight.