5. Say Positive Things

Remember that your kids’ attitude will be a reflection of yours! If you stay positive and upbeat, chances are they will too. Talk about your deployed spouse in a positive way and say things like, “Daddy will be so proud of you when he gets home!” or “Your Mommy really misses you!” And you can also encourage your little one with phrases like, “You are doing a good job learning how to ride your bike while Daddy/Mommy is away!”

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