The number of Death Certificates you require will depend on your individual circumstances. Death certificates are normally required to settle the affairs of the deceased, therefore, the number required will be dependent upon the quantity and status of these assets. We will assist you by providing a list of common instances where death certificates are required. In certain cases, you may wish to consult with your legal advisor on this topic. How to talk to children about death. * For example, saying a dead person is "asleep" will not only mislead a child, but may also cause the child to believe that the dead person might "wake up" again. * Don't use euphemisms. Remember, children can cope with what they know. They cannot cope with what they don't know. * Show them. Children often don't understand something until they can see it. You will not harm them, for example, by showing them the ashes from a cremation or caskets in the selection room.