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 “hold on to” 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. It’s not easy but it’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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