7. Give Your Child Something to Keep

Having a tangible item to hold on to might help your little ones to feel closer to their deployed parent. An article of clothing, a blanket, a watch, a piece of jewelry, or some other trinket are all good examples of keepsakes to give your kid to โ€œhold on toโ€ till mommy or daddy returns home.

As military spouse, I have already been through numerous deployments and TDYs, so I can understand what range of emotions both parties feel on a military related separation. Itโ€™s not easy but itโ€™s worth it. Stay positive, and remember to talk through emotions with your children! What tips would you offer for making deployment easier for little ones? Thanks for reading!

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