- One of the best ways to practice mystery is for adults to model accepting it in the home. This means that parents, grandparents, and other significant figures in the lives of children make room for "not knowing" in their responses to difficult questions. Not everything can be answered or explained simply and quickly. Here are some common situations when "not knowing" would be appropriate. You see survivors of a natural disaster on television expressing their gratitude that their property was spared, while others lost everything, and a child wants to know who deserved what. One of your child's friends, a parent, or a pet dies and your child wants to know why this happened. Somebody wins the lottery, and your child wants to know if that could happen to you.
- Volunteer to work in a hospital, a hospice, or a rehabitation center where you will come face-to-face with suffering and death. Don't try to make rational sense out of what you witness.