Q. I want to take my six-year-old son to my father’s funeral, but my wife feels it’s inappropriate for children to attend. She thinks it will scare him. What’s your take on this issue?
A. I recently attended a funeral where two toddlers made the rounds of the reception room, as friends and relatives paid respects to the mourners prior to the service. A baby slept soundly in a carriage, then woke to bellow for a few seconds. It was a room filled with life—and…